Moundville overview
Modern name(s) Moundville
Region North America : Settlements
Latitude 33.00601064 N suggest info
Longitude 87.63112839 W
Status Accurate location
Info Moundville Archaeological Park, is a Mississippian site on the Black Warrior River in Hale County, Alabama. Extensive archaeological investigation has shown that the site was the political and ceremonial center of a regionally organized Mississippian culture chiefdom polity between the 11th and 16th centuries. The archaeological park portion of the site is administered by the University of Alabama Museums and encompasses 70 ha, consisting of 32 platform mounds around a rectangular plaza.
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The first major excavations were done in 1905-06 by Clarence Bloomfield Moore, before archaeology had become professionalized. His work first brought the site national attention and contributed to the understanding of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex.<br/>The first large-scale scientific excavations of the site were done beginning in 1929 by Walter B. Jones, director of the Alabama Museum of Natural History and archaeologist David L. DeJarnette.<br/>Current work continues to be done by Dr. Jim Knight, Curator of Southeastern Archaeology at the University of Alabama. He is conducting field research at Moundville with an emphasis on ethnohistorical reconstruction.
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33.006011, -87.631128 === 33.006011 N, 87.631128 W === 33° ' 21.6" N, 87° 37' 52.1" W
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Database ID 1395, created 17 Nov 2009, 01:07, Last changed 3 Apr 2011, 14:50