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Park Mound

Park Mound Site
9 TP 41
Location
Country  USA
Region Troup County, Georgia
History
Culture South Appalachian Mississippian culture
Excavation and maintenance
Dates excavated 1969-1973
Architecture
Architectural styles platform mound

The Park Mound Site ([1]

Background

In the early 1970s, Troup Country, Georgia was in the midst of archaeological investigations by a contract with the National Park Service. Between 1970 and 1972, the contract archaeologists were searching for historically documented Muscogee villages located within the West Point Lake reservoir project area; at this time all fieldwork was limited to the Park Mound Site.

In 1969, Huscher and his students began archaeological investigations of the Park Mound site, where initial clearing of vegetation was the primary goal to prepare for future excavations. It wasn't until later, in 1973, when the mound was investigated further with funds from a grant supported by the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange, Georgia.

Park Mound is located on a large triangular portion of the flood plain at the junction of Yellow Jacket Creek and the [2] compiled post excavations, archeological reports. The Park Mound site was destroyed at the completion of the West Point Lake reservoir in 1975.[3]

Yellow Jacket Creek is currently a recreational park area in southwestern central Georgia near the West Point Lake reservoir.[4]

References

  1. ^ Hally, David J.; Oertel, Leila (1977). Archaeological Investigations at the Park Mound Site (9Tp41), Troup County, Georgia, 1972 Season. University of Georgia. 
  2. ^ http://anthropology.uga.edu/
  3. ^ http://www.trouparchives.org/history/troup_county_timeline/
  4. ^ http://www.troupcountyga.org/localattractions.html
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