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New mound at Toltec

The possible 19th mound is about 30 feet across and two feet high.

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The superintendent at Toltec Mounds State Park, a prehistoric ceremonial site, says what's believed to be a previously undetected mound has been discovered. The small, leaf-covered bump was found in woods outside the embankment, a low earthen wall that surrounds the ceremonial area, where 18 mounds are located.

Park Superintendent Stewart Carlton said the possible 19th mound was found by park interpreters searching for buckeye seeds to use in programming.

State Archeologist Ann Early said the rise, about 30 feet across and 2 feet high, was a "definite maybe." She said park staff found a potsherd on the mound, evidence of Native American activity in the area.

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