Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Prehistoric Earthworks of the Mississippi Valley

Prehistoric Earthworks of the Mississippi Valley
"From Iowa to Louisiana along the course of the Mississippi River are over 15 prehistoric earthworks and their associated museums. These mounds and enclosures, built of earth and stone, were important components of Native American life for the past 4000 years. The preservation of these prehistoric constructions and the cultural material and interpretive programs contained in the associated museums is truly exception. In fact, two of the earthworks, Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana and Cahokia adjacent to St. Louis, Missouri are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This website is your guide to those monuments created by the prehistoric Native American inhabitants who lived along the misi-ziibi, or Great River, for thousands of years. "
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  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Toolesboro Indian Mounds
  • Mastadon State Historic Site
  • Blackhawk State Historic Site
  • Illinois State Museum Dickson Mounds
  • Center for American Archaeology
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • Hampson Archaeological Museum State Park
  • Parkin Archaeological State Park
  • Toltec Mounds Archaeological Site
  • C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
  • Winterville Mounds
  • Jaketown Museum
  • Grand Village of The Natchez Indians
  • Poverty Point World Heritage Site
  • Marksville State Historic Site
  • Chitimacha Museum

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