Double Ditch State Historic Site
Lower left: Artist's conception of how an earthlodge village may have looked
Upper right: Circular earthlodge
Lower right: Floor plan of a typical earthlodge home. A large communal fire pit marked the center of the house. Four large vertical posts formed a square around the fire pit. These central posts supported most of the weight of the roof of the house. The roof was also supported by cross beams between the posts and rafters spanning from
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 46° 56.141′ N, 100° 54.004′ W. Marker is near Bismarck, North Dakota, in Burleigh County. Marker can be reached from North Dakota Route 1804. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bismarck ND 58503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archaeological Excavations in 1905 (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Shelter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Double Ditch State Historic Site (about 400 feet away); Final Occupation of Double Ditch (about 400 feet away); Ditch 2 (about 600 feet away); Missouri River Resources (about 700 feet away); Square Buttes (about 700 feet away); Geophysical Prospecting in Archaeology (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bismarck.
Also see . . . Double Ditch State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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