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Newly discovered Batesville mound

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This is the newly discovered mega-mound, which in 1886, Smithsonian archaeologist, Cyrus Thomas, thought was a hill with rock walls on it. In a sense it was. The Zoque in Mexico and apparently the Soque in the Southern Appalachians liked to sculpture mounds from the terrain of a site. Almost of the stone walls have been removed to build stone foundations and chimneys in the Batesville-Lake Burton Area. (Both Zoque and

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