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Starting in 2000, researchers from Appalachian State University began a painstaking excavation.They determined the mound was built between 200 and 500 A.The mounds themselves served as ceremonial centers rather than gravesites.Early Native Americans were likely buried closer to their individual houses in a village.
Downtown Asheville was likely founded on the bones of their kin.Now Cherokee trail guides hope to share that untold story as part of a tribal tradition stretching back 10,000 years.Duncan is training volunteers from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to share the legends and history surrounding 100 different Cherokee sites stretching through three states — North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.Duncan uncovered a 1922 guidebook to Buncombe County that offers a brief mention of an Indian landmark that was visible in 1791, when the county was founded: "The oldest graves in Asheville were the 'Indian Graves' on Patton Avenue, immediately west of Lexington Avenue."Armed with a copy of the guidebook, Duncan stood last week at the corner, swarming with summer visitors.A pocket park opposite the Kress Building likely covers that final resting ground.
Biltmore's first people Long before George Vanderbilt erected his 250-room French Renaissance chateau in 1889, the river bottoms of the Biltmore Estate had been home to indigenous people for the past 10,000 years.