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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

LSU Campus Mounds

 
 
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1. LSU Campus Mounds Marker
Inscription.
Hunter-gatherers built these two mounds 5,000 years ago. Part of the oldest earthen-mound complex in North America,they were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1999. They are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and predate Poverty Point, long believed to have been the oldest earthen mounds in North America. Archaeologists are not sure what they were used for, but there were no temples or houses built on them.
 
Erected by Louisiana State University.
 
Location. 30° 24.908′ N, 91° 10.932′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Field House Drive 0.1 miles north of North Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steve Van Buren (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jim Taylor (about 800 feet away); Y.A. Title (about 800 feet away); Troy H. Middleton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Louisiana State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Campanile
LSU Campus Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. LSU Campus Mounds Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Chellis "Mike" Chambers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
LSU Campus Mounds image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
3. LSU Campus Mounds
LSU Campus Mounds image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
4. LSU Campus Mounds
 
 
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