Midden Mounds (Trash Heaps)
Double Ditch State Historic Site
During one phase of occupation, the village defense involved a combination of Ditch 2, which lacked bastions, and several large mounds placed as strong points just inside the ditch. Mound B was built rapidly from borrowed fill, and its construction ceased just when ditch 2 was excavated.
Borrowed fill in Mound B. This fill has fewer artifacts and lacks the ash
Will and Spinden's 1905 trench through Mound B was reopened in 2002
Household trash in Mound 12, with abundant artifacts and layers of ash and corn.
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans.
Location. 46° 56.114′ N, 100° 53.809′ 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. Ditch 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding Community AD 1490-1550 (within shouting distance of this marker); Double Ditch State Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ditch 2 (about 500 feet away); Final Occupation of Double Ditch (about 500 feet away); Geophysical Prospecting in Archaeology (about 500 feet away); Missouri River Resources (about 600 feet away); Archaeological Excavations in 1905 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bismarck.
Also see . . . Double Ditch State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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