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

Archaic

9,500 BC to 1,250 BC

 

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
Archaic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 21, 2020
1. Archaic Marker
Inscription.  The Archaic period covers a vast expanse of time (8,250 years). Many changes occurred during the Archaic period. For example, the climate and vegetation that Early Archaic people saw was much different than the climate and vegetation that Late Archaic people experienced. The population in the Choccolocco Valley grew during this time. Although people still moved about the landscape, movement was more restricted than during the Paleoindian period and groups moved seasonally within familiar territorial limits. New technologies such as the cooking containers below were introduced.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Oxford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 36.159′ N, 85° 47.601′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Leon Smith Parkway. Located within Choccolocco Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 954 Leon Smith Pkwy, 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. The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex (about 700 feet away, measured
Archaic Marker with reconstructed mound in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 21, 2020
2. Archaic Marker with reconstructed mound in background.
The mound was reconstructed on the site of an earthwork that was bulldozed in the 1950's.
in a direct line); Mississippi Earthen Mounds (about 700 feet away); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muscogee (Creek) Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Agriculture (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paleoindian (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodland (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
3. Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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