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Filhiol Mound Site

Filhiol Mound Site
Filhiol Mound Site
Location within Louisiana today
Location
Coordinates
Country USA
Region Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Monroe, Louisiana
History
Culture Coles Creek culture
First occupied 700 CE
Abandoned 1200
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private

Filhiol Mound Site is an archaeological site of the Coles Creek culture in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana on a natural levee of the Ouachita River.

Description

The site consists of a platform mound which now measures 7 feet (2.1 m) in height, with the base being 100 feet (30 m) by 100 feet (30 m).[1] Excavations at the site have produced charcoal from beneath the mound which dates to 700–1200 CE. A cemetery established in the 1850s on the mounds summit has helped preserve it.[1]

Location

The site is located on US 165 11.7 miles (18.8 km) south of its junction with on Interstate 20.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana:Filhiol Mound". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

External links

  • Filhiol Mound Complex Historical Site
  • Filhiol Mound - Louisiana Historical Markers on Waymarking.com
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