Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
LSU Campus Mounds
Hunter-gatherers built these two mounds 5,000 years ago. Part of the oldest earthen-mound complex in North America,they were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1999. They are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and predate Poverty Point, long believed to have been the oldest earthen mounds in North America. Archaeologists are not sure what they were used for, but there were no temples or houses built on them.
Erected by Louisiana State University.
Location. 30° 24.908′ N, 91° 10.932′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Field House Drive 0.1 miles north of North Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steve Van Buren (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jim Taylor (about 800 feet away); Y.A. Title (about 800 feet away); Troy H. Middleton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Louisiana State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Campanile Chellis "Mike" Chambers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.