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Oxford in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Woodland

1,250 BC to AD 1000

 

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
Woodland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
1. Woodland Marker
Inscription.  Woodland period people established permanent communities within a climate and forest that was very similar to that experienced by today's residents of the Choccolocco Valley. By AD 100, the residents had started constructing the earthen mound located here. Around AD 500, the people living here constructed a stone mound on nearby Signal Mountain in what was perhaps an act of remembrance for their ancestors. These "burden stone” piles have been found on many of the surrounding mountains. Archaeologists distinguish between different groups of people living during this time primarily from the pottery they left behind such as the container illustrated below and recovered from here during archaeological excavations.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Oxford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 36.335′ N, 85° 47.67′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker can be
View west from marker along walking trail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
2. View west from marker along walking trail.
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reached from Leon Smith Parkway. Located within Choccolocco Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 954 Leon Smith Parkway, Oxford AL 36203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caver-Christian-Davis Farm (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Shattering" of the Mississippian World (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archaic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boiling Springs Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Paleoindian (approx. ¼ mile away); The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex (approx. ¼ mile away); Mississippi Earthen Mounds (approx. ¼ mile away); Mississippi Agriculture (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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