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Near Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker
Inscription. You are at the edge of one of the largest and most important mound groups in the southeastern United States. Most of this complex of mounds was constructed about A. D. 200-600. Archaeologists call this period the Middle Woodland Period and the particular time the Swift Creek because the Pottery types found here are similar to those found at the Swift Creek site in Central Georgia. Mounds D and E, which is partially covered by the museum, were explored in the 1940s and 50s by Dr. William H. Sears. Sears found evidence of elaborate burials that reflected the lifestyles of a highly complex culture that was rich in art, craft and tradition. The museum is now part of a memorial to a great man who was buried here. Mound D. 500 yards east, revealed more knowledge about the people who lived here and 800 yards east stands the 57 feet high mound called the Great Temple Mound.
 
Erected 2001 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 049-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 28.088′ N, 84° 56.899′ W. Marker is near Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is on Indian Mounds Road mile east of Georgia
Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker
Route 1940, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Visitors Center / Museum at the Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park, a Georgia State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Indian Mounds Road, Blakely GA 39823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Notch Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Factory Creek (approx. 6.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Confederate Flag Pole (approx. 6.3 miles away); Early County (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Three Notch Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away); Showplace of the South (approx. 8.3 miles away in Alabama); Oakland High School (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakely.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker erected by the Georgia Historical Commission titled "The Kolomoki Indian Mounds" with the same number but a substantially different text.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park. Official Georgia State Park page. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Kolomoki Mounds. The New
Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker
The marker stands at the entrance to the Visitors Center/Museum at the park. The building was constructed over a portion of Mound E, seen to the left in the photo.
Georgia Encyclopedia's article on the Kolomoki Mounds (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

3. Kolomoki Mounds. The Wikipedia article on Kolomoki Mounds also mentions the theft from the museum in 1974. In March of that year the museum was burglarized, and every single artifact on display, more than 129 pieces, was stolen. Fewer than half have ever been recovered. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Museums
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
4. Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker
The Visitors Center/Museum at Kolomoki Mounds Historical Park.
Kolomoki Mound A, also called the Temple Mound image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
5. Kolomoki Mound A, also called the Temple Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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