In 1972, archaeologists found evidence of several Natchez Indian houses in this area. In some cases, house floors were superimposed on one another indicating repeated use of these locations.
The excavations revealed two different types of houses at the Grand Village. For some houses, the Natchez set the vertical wall posts in individual post holes, while other houses made use of wall trenches. In wall-trench houses, the builders set the wall posts into shallow trenches that outline the building's floor plan.
An unsolved mystery: For unknown reasons, the Natchez laid out some of the houses square with the cardinal directions – walls aligned north-south and east- west. Other house plans are angled 30° east of north. These two alignments are also seen in the layout of mounds B and C. Mound B is square with the cardinal directions while Mound C is angled like some of the house floors.
Location. 31° 31.449′ N, 91° 22.757′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Jeff Davis Boulevard near South Temple Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Jeff Davis Boulevard, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Historic Grand Village of the Natchez site.
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2018.