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Peck Mounds

Peck Mounds
16 CT 1
Arrangement of the mounds at the Peck site
Peck Mounds
16 CT 1
Location within Louisiana today
Location
Coordinates
Country USA
Region Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Sicily Island, Louisiana
History
Culture Troyville culture, Coles Creek culture
First occupied 650 CE
Abandoned 860
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private

Peck Mounds (16 CT 1) is an archaeological site of the Late Troyville-Early Coles Creek culture(650 to 860 CE) in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.

Description

The mounds are located in the vicinity of the Ferry Place Plantation house. It consists of five mounds, of which one is no longer visible. Three of the remaining mounds are low dome-shaped bumps measuring roughly 4 feet (1.2 m) in height, with their bases being about 100 feet (30 m) by 130 feet (40 m). Mound E, the largest and most southernmost mound, is a platform mound measuring 18 feet (5.5 m) in height, with the base being 165 feet (50 m) by 180 feet (55 m) and a summit area measuring 65 feet (20 m) by 55 feet (17 m). The site is situated on Maçon Ridge and overlooks Lake Lovelace.[1] It was added to the NRHP on August 29, 1980 as part of the Ferry Place National Register District, NRIS number 80001711.[2] The site is first mentioned by James A. Ford in 1933 when he conducted investigations at the nearby Peck Village Site, which is also located next to the lake .75 miles (1.21 km) south of the mound site.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana:Peck Mounds". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Ferry Place". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 

External links

  • Ferry Place
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