Dogtooth Bend Mounds and Village Site

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Dogtooth Bend Mounds and Village Site
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Dogtooth Bend Mounds and Village Site is located in Illinois
Dogtooth Bend Mounds and Village Site
Nearest city Willard, Illinois
Coordinates 37°3′50″N 89°20′5″W / 37.06389°N 89.33472°W / 37.06389; -89.33472Coordinates: 37°3′50″N 89°20′5″W / 37.06389°N 89.33472°W / 37.06389; -89.33472
Area 196 acres (79 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001111[1]
Added to NRHP May 23, 1978

Dogtooth Bend Mounds and Village Site is an archaeological site located on the western shore of Lake Milligan in Alexander County, Illinois. The site includes two mounds and a village site stretching northwest of the mounds. The village was inhabited by Middle Mississippian peoples from roughly 900-1600 A.D. It likely served as a trade hub and a social center for residents of the surrounding farmland. Formal archaeological investigation of the site was initiated in 1950 by Irvin Peithman of Southern Illinois University.[2]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Maruszak, Kathleen. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dogtooth Bend Mounds and Village Site. National Park Service, 1977-07.