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Wade Landing Mound

Wade Landing Mound
Wade Landing Mound
Location within Louisiana today
Location
Coordinates
Country USA
Region Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Columbia, Louisiana
History
Culture Coles Creek culture
First occupied 700 CE
Abandoned 1200
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private

Wade Landing Mound is an archaeological site of the Coles Creek culture (700 to 1200 CE) in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Description

The site contains a 9 feet (2.7 m) tall rectangular platform mound with a base measuring 130 feet (40 m) by 165 feet (50 m). Archaeologists have done core samples of the mound and determined that it was built in two stages. Combined with the core samples, ceramic analysis of artifacts found at the site have dated it to approximately 700–1200 CE. The mound has a historic period cemetery on its summit, which has prevented looting.[1]

Location

The site is located on LA 559 13.4 miles (21.6 km) north of the Duty/Enterprise Ferry crossing.[1]

See also

References

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

External links

  • Wade Landing Mound at waymarking.com
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