“The two mounds near Manquin
thus are viewed as yet one more example for the Virginia Coastal Plain
of natural features formed through erosional processes erroneously
identified locally as man-made Indian burial mounds. The occurrence of
worked lithic flakes on the surface of the mounds is not unexpected
since such elevated locations within a marshy locale would be excellent
for small camp sites for sporadic exploitation of available resources
Therefore the verbal history of the those living near the mounds, even
though extensive, long lived, and back up by written anecdotes, are
incorrect as to the origin of the mounds.
But the verbal and written history does point to the Manskin Indians
living in the location and leaving a heavy verbal history of Indian
occupation in the area.