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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prehistoric Settlement in Warren County

 
 
Prehistoric Settlement in Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Prehistoric Settlement in Warren County Marker
Inscription.  The Vicksburg-Warren County area has a long prehistoric heritage. There is evidence of prehistoric Native Americans in this area as early as 2000 B. C. These early cultures were from the Poverty Point Period and were followed by the Baytown Period and the Coles Creek Period. The Indians during the Poverty Point Period were hunter-gatherers and were semi sedentary, but were also beginning to develop regional trade and exchange networks. The major innovations of the Baytown Period were the introduction of bow and arrow technology and horticulture. This mural depicts the Kings Crossing site (c. 1000 AD) which was a prime ceremonial center during the Coles Creek culture. These prehistoric Native Americans were some of the first people in the Mississippi Valley to use large flat-topped mounds extensively, both for the chief's houses and their temples. In the following period, the Mississippian, the culture developed intricate ceremonies and elaborately detailed pottery and carvings in stone and wood. The Mississippian culture died out in the late 1600s and five distinct tribes established themselves in Warren County: the Tunica, the Yazoo, the Koroa, the Ofo, and the Tioux. The tribes lived near the mouth of the Yazoo River, near present day Redwood.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
 
Location. 32° 21.037′ N, 90° 53.049′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street north of Clay Street, on the left when traveling north. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Making of a City (here, next to this marker); Early Exploration - Fort Nogales (a few steps from this marker); The Selection of a President (a few steps from this marker); "The War Between the States" (a few steps from this marker); The Sultana's Last Voyage (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Mercy (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S.S. Arkansas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamer Sultana (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Prehistoric Settlement in Warren County Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Prehistoric Settlement in Warren County Mural
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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