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Avery Site

Avery Site
9 TP 64
Location
Country  USA
Region Troup County, Georgia
Nearest town Helen, Georgia
History
Culture South Appalachian Mississippian culture
Period Lamar Phase
Excavation and maintenance
Dates excavated 1966, 1967, 1968
Architecture
Architectural styles platform mound
Number of temples 2

The Avery Site (platform mounds, the Avery Mound, the northernmost of the two, was eroded by cultivation and weathering, however enough remained to give evidence to multiple periods of mound rebuilding. 300 feet (91 m) to the south was the Potts Mound, yet while it was bulldozed for field leveling there was still outlining evidence of the mounds former existence.

Surrounding the two mounds was a large village area, dispersed with various pottery remains that point to a late Lamar Phase component and even a possible unidentified Mississippian component. A 300 feet (91 m) palisade line was found running along one side of the Avery Mound which exhibits a carefully constructed fortification structure. A curvilinear line of post-holes was discovered surrounding a charcoal-like core mound inside the Avery Mound. Additionally, a large burned rectangular building, with evidence of an octagonal roofing frame, was found at the north margin of the Avery Mound.

This was the extent of the excavation done at the Avery Site, even though Huscher believed more

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