Kamp Mound Site

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Kamp Mound Site
Kamp Mound Site.jpg
Fields in the associated village site
Kamp Mound Site is located in Illinois
Kamp Mound Site
Location Illinois Route 100 north of Kampsville[2]
Coordinates 39°19′56″N 90°37′15″W / 39.33222°N 90.62083°W / 39.33222; -90.62083Coordinates: 39°19′56″N 90°37′15″W / 39.33222°N 90.62083°W / 39.33222; -90.62083
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001114[1]
Added to NRHP August 24, 1978

The Kamp Mound Site is a prehistoric mound and village site located along the Illinois River and Illinois Route 100 north of Kampsville, Illinois. The Hopewellian site includes seven mounds dating from 100 B.C. - 450 A.D. and a village site dating from 450-700 A.D. The Havana Hopewell culture used the complex as a ceremonial and burial site. Archaeologists have also proposed that the site served as a regional trade center for the Hopewellian exchange system. The seven mounds at the site, which were originally part of a group of ten, include some of Illinois' largest mounds. In addition, large amounts of shell and animal bone fragments have been recovered from the site.[2]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 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. ^ a b Maruszak, Kathleen. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Kamp Mound Site. National Park Service, 1977-07.