Julice Mound

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Julice Mound
Julice Mound is located in Louisiana
Julice Mound
Julice Mound
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Location within Louisiana today
Location
Coordinates 32°41′19.5″N 91°13′2.4″W / 32.688750°N 91.217333°W / 32.688750; -91.217333
Country  USA
Region East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Transylvania, Louisiana
History
Culture Plaquemine Mississippian culture
First occupied 1200 CE
Abandoned 1541 CE
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private

Julice Mound is an archaeological site in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana with a Plaquemine culture component dating to 1200–1541 CE and located less than one mile from Transylvania Mounds.[1]

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The site is located less than a mile from Transylvania Mounds and it is extremely likely that Julice is part of that complex. The site has a single platform mound and is located near a channel that feeds into the Mississippi River and right next to Louisiana Highway 581. A survey from 1954 describes it as being 8 feet (2.4 m) in height and having a small platform on its summit. The route for HWY 581 runs over the former location of a large section of the mound, of which only about one third remains and recent measurements of the mound put it at 9 feet (2.7 m) in height and 130 feet (40 m) by 65 feet (20 m) at its base. Pottery discovered at the site date its occupation to 1200–1541 CE.[1]

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