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Moundville in Hale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Perspective of Power

Moundville Archaeological Park

 
 
A Perspective of Power Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2020
1. A Perspective of Power Marker
Inscription.  Imagine a clan chief 800 years ago standing exactly where you are. It's possible he would see something resembling this artist's rendering. Larger mounds, like this one, dotted the plaza's perimeter, serving as elevated platforms for the homes of Moundville's ruling class. From this spot, nobles would watch ancient ceremonies or stickball, a Southeastern Indian game still played today.
 
Erected by the University of Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersSports.
 
Location. 33° 0.38′ N, 87° 38.061′ W. Marker is in Moundville, Alabama, in Hale County. Marker can be reached from Mound State Parkway 1½ miles west of Alabama Route 69. Located on top of mound behind the Jones Archaeological Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 634 Mound State Parkway, Moundville AL 35474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The CCC and Moundville (within shouting distance of this marker); Mound Arrangement (about
View of the marker atop Mound P. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2020
2. View of the marker atop Mound P.
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Politics and Power (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Politics and Power (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mound B (approx. ¼ mile away); Earthlodge (approx. ¼ mile away); Protection and the Palisade (approx. ¼ mile away); Moundville Archaeological Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundville.
 
Entrance sign at Highway 69. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2020
3. Entrance sign at Highway 69.
Marker can be seen on top left of Mound P in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2020
4. Marker can be seen on top left of Mound P in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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