Day 219: Feb 4. Mounds of Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi

Emerald Mound: Plaquemine Culture, a truncated mound used as a ceremonial center. Second largest platform mound in the US. Monks Mound in Illinois is the largest. (1200s-1700s CE)

Mangum Mound: Plaquemine Culture burial mound (600s-1550s CE)

Bear Creek Mound: Mississippian Period, a flat topped mound for ceremonial or resident for elite (1100 CE)

Owl Creek Mounds: Mississippian Period, ceremonial complex (1100 CE) (Tombigbee National Forest)

Pharr Mounds: Miller Culture, a complex of eight burial mounds distributed over an 85-acre area. (200 CE)

We are lucky these ancient sites were preserved.

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell


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