Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville, Alabama
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One of the employees shared with me they believe most of the site is one large cemetery. I thought that was interesting.
Moundville, Ala., Orion(Nebula) & The All Seeing Eye
By request. A look and some history of Moundville, Alabama. And a similarity to the Egyptians in their path of the soul and celestial river related afterlife tale. Alignments, Cygnus, I read and an 80 year old film on Mounds State Park.. Links below.
The Excavation of the Moundsville, Alabama - Mississippian Culture Archaeological Site
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14 Moundville Discovering Alabama
Dr. Phillips visits Moundville Archaeological Park, famous village site of the mound-building Indian culture of the prehistoric Mississippian Period that lasted from about A.D. 1000-1550. The program examines the symbols, beliefs, and lifeways of this once dominant culture and traces two centuries of study in an attempt to understand these early Americans and the significance of their earthen mounds. Visit discoveringalabama.org to download the Teacher Guide.
Exploring Moundville Archaeological Site | MADRAS ARSENAL
If you would like to support the channel, you may do so through our Patreon page at: Moundville is a must see visit if you are in the area. It is located just 10 minutes off the main interstate and hosts a wealth of History. The site was occupied by Native Americans of the Mississippian culture from around 1000 AD to 1450 AD. Around 1150 AD it began its rise from a local to a regional center. At its height, the community took the form of a roughly 300-acre (121 ha) residential and political area protected on three sides by a bastioned wooden palisade wall, with the remaining side protected by the river bluff.
The largest platform mounds are located on the northern edge of the plaza and become increasingly smaller going either clockwise or counter clockwise around the plaza to the south. Scholars theorize that the highest-ranking clans occupied the large northern mounds, with the smaller mounds' supporting buildings used for residences, mortuary, and other purposes. A total of 29 remain on the site. Of the two largest mounds in the group, Mound A occupies a central position in the great plaza, and Mound B lies just to the north, a steep, 58 feet (18 m) tall pyramidal mound with two access ramps. Along with both mounds, archaeologists have also found evidence of borrow pits, other public buildings, and a dozen small houses constructed of pole and thatch.
Archaeologists have interpreted this community plan as a sociogram, an architectural depiction of a social order based on ranked clans. According to this model, the Moundville community was segmented into a variety of different clan precincts, the ranked position of which was represented in the size and arrangement of paired earthen mounds around the central plaza. By 1300, the site was being used more as a religious and political center than as a residential town. This signaled the beginning of a decline, and by 1500 most of the area was abandoned.-Wikipedia
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MOUNDVILLE ALABAMA DRONE
Aerial footage of the Moundville Archaeological Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama shot with the DJI Mavic Pro in November 2016.
Moundville Archaeological Park contains the remains of one of the largest prehistoric Native American settlements in the United States. Founded around 1120, Moundville was located on the banks of the Black Warrior River 14 miles south of present day Tuscaloosa. A thriving ceremonial and political center of Mississippian culture, the site was occupied for more than three centuries but was abandoned by the early sixteenth century.
The Moundville Archaeological Park & Museum
Called “The Big Apple of the 14th Century” by National Geographic, Moundville Archaeological Park was once the site of a powerful prehistoric community that, at its peak, was America’s largest city north of Mexico. Located on the Black Warrior River near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the park preserves 326 acres where, 800 years ago, Mississippian Indians constructed 28 massive flat-topped earthen pyramids, arranged carefully around a vast central plaza. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
The video below shows some of the features of the Moundville Archaeological Park. For additional details about this historic park, visit
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The Excavation of the Moundsville, Alabama - Mississippian Culture Archaeological Site
Originally entitled Temples And Peace 1937
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. This Public Domain government film highlights the excavations of the burial mounds at the Moundsville, Archaeological site in Alabama.
With the State of Alabama we reach the eastern frontier
of the Lower Mississippi archaeological province. Alabama
might well be called the buffer state between the Peninsular
and Georgia-Carolina districts on the one hand and the Lower
Mississippi on the other, for it shares certain manifestations
of cultures with all three.
The most important site in Alabama, however, and in
many respects in the five states comprising the Lower Mis-
sissippi area, belongs thereto exclusively, for it shows almost
no contact with other cultures of the state or with those of
Florida and Georgia. Near the city of Moundville on the line
between Hale and Tuscaloosa counties, on the south bank of
the Black Warrior River, is one of the finest mound groups
in the country. Exploration work conducted intermittently dur-
ing the past twenty years, but for the most part by Clarence
B. Moore in 1905 and 1906, has yielded an abundance of
rich material of value to the professional student of American
archaeology and of fascination to those whose interests are
On a level plain extending back from the gullied bluffs of
the river nineteen square and oval flat-topped mounds vary-
ing in height from 3 to 23 feet are arranged in a rough circle
about two others, 22 and 57 feet high. Most of the mounds,
including the two latter, have one or more graded ways con-
necting their summits with the level ground. The oblong mound
lying nearest the center of the group covers the largest area,
I 95 by 35 I feet, although it is less than half as high as its
companion directly to the north. On the north side of this
latter mound is an artificial platform about 1% acres in ex-
tent. The plateau upon which the group is situated is well
above the highest level reached by the waters of the Black
During two separate expeditions to Moundville Moore exca-
vated some 560 individual burials. About 455 of these came
from level ground around certain of the mounds, the remainder
being found in the mounds themselves. A large number of
earthenware vessels and other artifacts accompanied the bur-
ials, and often these objects alone were the only indications
of an inhumation, so badly were the human remains disinte-
grated. Not a single object of European origin was met with
at Moundville, and this may be regarded as conclusive evidence that the occupation of the site lay entirely within the
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Moundville Archaeological Park is offering students a chance to learn all about Native American culture.
Moundville Native American Festival!
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Moundville, Alabama | Wikipedia audio article
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Moundville is a town in Hale and Tuscaloosa counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It was incorporated on December 22, 1908. From its incorporation until the 1970 census, it was wholly within Hale County. At the 2010 census the population was 2,427, up from 1,809 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area. Within the town is Moundville Archaeological Site, the location of a prehistoric Mississippian culture political and ceremonial center.
Moundville, Part I
Visiting Moundville, Alabama, which is one of the largest Mississippian Indian sites in North America.
Moundville Native American Festival 2018
Moundville Native American Festival Dance Classes at the Festival in Moundville, Alabama
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Etowah Mounds . . . A Native American Capital's Secret History and Architecture
In 2006, the Muscogee-Creek Nation contracted with Itsate-Creek Architect & City Planner, Richard Thornton, to carry out a comprehensive analysis of Etowah Mounds National Historic Landmark, which is in northwest Metro Atlanta. The ultimate goal of this project was to create a massive model of the town as it appeared at its maximum size around 1375 AD. The many discoveries and unanswered questions that he encountered during the process ultimately resulted in a radical change in his career. Join Richard in this intimate portrayal of the Etowah River Valley's ancient history and the many secrets about this great town that are never told the general public. Unlike the many professionals, who have studied this archaeological zone in the past, he actually lived very close to it for five years AND is descended from the people, who lived in this town.
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If you enjoy arts and crafts then Moundville is the place to be. Expert artisans will explain the Arts of the Ancients, create pottery, and fire it in primitive fire pits.
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GG and the ancient Indian mounds
Centuries Old Alabama Cave Holds Cherokee Indian's Secrets
Almost 200 years after Cherokee Indians lived in an Alabama county, archaeologists and Cherokee scholars have transcribed the writings they left behind in a cave that many have forgotten.
33 Moundville Native American Festival Discovering Alabama
This show reflects on Alabama’s native heritage as we learn the importance of the Native American Festival held each year at Moundville Archeological Park. The show features Native Americans as they demonstrate arts and crafts unique to the Indian culture, play games from long ago and listen to stories about primary tribes, tribal territories, and basic lifeways. Visit discoveringalabama.org to download the Teacher Guide.