Friday, December 5, 2014

New Light on Pre-Columbian Village

Town Creek Indian Mound site is today a grassy mound with re-created buildings and a stockade. The mound was built, one basketful of earth at a time, sometime around AD 1250 by people whose name for themselves is lost to time. Image Courtesy of William Russ — N.C. Tourism & newsobserver.com .
Town Creek Indian Mound site is today a grassy mound with re-created buildings and a stockade. The mound was built, one basketful of earth at a time, sometime around AD 1250 by people whose name for themselves is lost to time.
Image Courtesy of William Russ — N.C. Tourism & newsobserver.com .
November 16, 2014.
Amber Veverka, of newsobserver.com, has written an informative article about a recent archaeological excavation near Town Creek Indian Mound, a North Carolinian village site which was built sometime around AD 1250.

"What Boudreaux discovered is that the land at Town Creek State Historic Site has been occupied, on and off, since the Ice Age, and that for a long time, the site wasn’t a set-apart, sacred center – it was a busy, thriving community. Boudreaux’s mapping of the soil stains shows too many buildings for the site to have been mostly vacant. And items like the charred corncob show the site was full of everyday life."

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