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Greenhouse Site

Greenhouse Site
16 AV 2
Greenhouse Site
16 AV 2
Location within Louisiana today
Country USA
Region Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Marksville, Louisiana
Culture Troyville culture, Coles Creek culture
First occupied 400 CE
Abandoned 1000
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private
Dates excavated 1938
Notable archaeologists James A. Ford,

The Greenhouse Site (16 AV 2) is an archaeological site of the Troyville-Coles Creek culture (400 to 1000 CE) in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

Greenhouse is the most extensively excavated Troyville-Coles Creek site in Louisiana. The site consists of seven platform mounds surrounding a central plaza that measures 200 feet (61 m) by 350 feet (110 m). Archaeologists have not found an associated village for the site, which supports the theory that the site was ceremonial in nature and that its builders lived elsewhere.[1] Mound A (12 feet (3.7 m) in height, with a base 120 feet (37 m) square and a summit 80 feet (24 m) square), Mound E (10 feet (3.0 m) in height, with a base 120 feet (37 m) square and a summit 80 feet (24 m) square) and Mound G are the 3 largest mounds at the site and form a triangle.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Louisiana Prehistory:Marksville, Troyville-Coles Creek, and Caddo". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ Edwin A. Lyon (1996-03-30). A new deal for southeastern archaeology. University Alabama Press. pp. 85–90.  

External links

  • Jones, Dennis (1991). Weinsten, Richard A., ed. "The Avoyelles Prairie Terrace : Concentrated Archaeology". Louisiana Archaeological Society Newsletter (Louisiana Archaeological Society) 18 (1): 10–15. 
  • Reconnecting the Present to the Past:The Caddo People Return to the Lower Red River Valley:Caddo Connections to the Lower Mississippi Valley
  • Archaeological coring used at Greenhouse
  • Archaeology of Louisiana By Mark A. Rees, Ian W. (FRW) Brown
  • Time's river: archaeological syntheses from the lower Mississippi River Valley By Janet Rafferty, Evan Peacock
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