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Balmoral Mounds

Balmoral Mounds
16 TE 12
Balmoral Mounds
16 TE 12
Location within Louisiana today
Country USA
Region Tensas Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Somerset, Louisiana
Culture Coles Creek culture
First occupied 700 CE
Abandoned 1200
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private

Balmoral Mounds (16 TE 12) is an archaeological site of the Coles Creek culture in Tensas Parish, Louisiana. The site has components located both on the east and west sides of US 65 near Bayou Rousset.


The site consists of 3 platform mounds that form an equilateral triangle. Mound A, the southwestern most of the group, measures 11 feet (3.4 m) in height, with the base being 150 feet (46 m) by 165 feet (50 m). Mound B, the northern most mound, is a dome shaped mound measuring 9 feet (2.7 m) in height, with the base being 100 feet (30 m) by 130 feet (40 m). The northern most mound in the triangle, Mound C, is also a dome shaped mound and measures 8 feet (2.4 m) in height, with the base being 130 feet (40 m) by 150 feet (46 m). Core samples of Mounds A and C suggest they were build at roughly the same time and in single stages[1]


The site is located on US 65 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Somerset.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana:Balmoral Mounda". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

External links

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