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Pocahontas Mounds

Hwy 49, Pocahontas, MS, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 28' 3.1296", -90° 17' 19.8492"
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Built and used between A.D. 1000 and 1300, this platform mound and nearby burial mound mark the ceremonial and political seat of a regional chiefdom of the Plaquemine culture. A thatched, clay-plastered ritual temple or chief's lodging stood atop this mound. Dwellings of villagers occupied surrounding fields.

Last updated: 6/17/2009 10:15:00

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Pocahontas Mounds:
This rectangular platform mound, 175 feet across at the base and about 22 feet high, was built and used during the Mississippian period, between 1000 and 1300 A.D. Remains of a mud-plastered log-post building have been found atop the mound. This structure was used as a ceremonial temple or as a residence of a chief. An extensive former village area surrounds the mound. The site has been incorporated into a roadside park. On U.S. Highway 49 at the town of Pocahontas, about nine miles north of the Jackson, Mississippi, interchange of U.S. 49 and I-220. Open to the public daily dawn to dusk, free of charge.
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