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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wickliffe in Ballard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ceremonial Mound

 
 
Ceremonial Mound Marker (Mound A) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. Ceremonial Mound Marker (Mound A)
Inscription. Excavations have shown that building stood on several earlier levels of this mound. We do not know how big those buildings were. This structure is approximately the size of the posthole pattern in the architecture building (Mound B)
 
Location. 36° 58.26′ N, 89° 5.571′ W. Marker is in Wickliffe, Kentucky, in Ballard County. Marker can be reached from Green Street (U.S. 60) west of 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Green St, Wickliffe KY 42087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Wickliffe Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); King Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Mound (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Prince of the French Explorers (about 400 feet away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Jefferson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Supply Base (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wickliffe.
 
Also see . . .  Wickliffe Mounds. Kentucky State Parks (Submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Wickliffe Mounds -A Birds Eye View image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. Wickliffe Mounds -A Birds Eye View
Although Wickliffe Mounds is smaller than many other Mississippian site, most of these Indian Villages were laid out in a similar pattern. Usually located near a river or creek,, these villages might include any number of platform mounds grouped around an open plaza which was used for public gatherings.
The History of a Mound image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
3. The History of a Mound
In 1984, Wickliffe Mounds conducted an excavation into the side of this mound. The goal of this excavation was to collect information on the structure of the mound. Radio carbon dating revealed two manor mound building phases and several periods of similar mounds growth. Mound Structure.
Architecture building image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
4. Architecture building
Ceremonial Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
5. Ceremonial Mound Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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