(LSU Campus Mounds)
The two large earthen mounds, traditionally known as the Indian Mounds, are among the oldest man-made edifices in North America.
These mounds were constructed
approximately 6,000 years ago by
the Native Peoples and are older than
the Egyptian pyramids. A hunting-
gathering society constructed these
sacred structures and met here
periodically for ceremonial activities
and secular events.
Please help us preserve these ancient structures by refraining from gathering on or sliding down the mounds.
Erected by Louisiana State University (LSU).
Location. 30° 24.908′ N, 91° 10.933′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Fieldhouse Drive east of Dalrymple Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LSU Campus Mounds (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Manship School of Mass Communication (about 600 feet away,
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older metal marker at same location.
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2019.