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 here.
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.
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.