16 TE 12
|Region||Tensas Parish, Louisiana|
|Nearest town||Somerset, Louisiana|
|Culture||Coles Creek culture|
|First occupied||700 CE|
|Excavation and maintenance|
Balmoral Mounds (16 TE 12) is an archaeological site of the Coles Creek culture in Tensas Parish, Louisiana. The site has components located both on the east and west sides of US 65 near Bayou Rousset.
The site consists of 3 platform mounds that form an equilateral triangle. Mound A, the southwestern most of the group, measures 11 feet (3.4 m) in height, with the base being 150 feet (46 m) by 165 feet (50 m). Mound B, the northern most mound, is a dome shaped mound measuring 9 feet (2.7 m) in height, with the base being 100 feet (30 m) by 130 feet (40 m). The northern most mound in the triangle, Mound C, is also a dome shaped mound and measures 8 feet (2.4 m) in height, with the base being 130 feet (40 m) by 150 feet (46 m). Core samples of Mounds A and C suggest they were build at roughly the same time and in single stages
- "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana:Balmoral Mounda". Retrieved 2011-10-20.