Riverview Mounds Archaeological Site

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Riverview Mounds Archaeological Site
40 MT 44
Riverview Mounds Archaeological Site 40 MT 44 is located in Tennessee
Riverview Mounds Archaeological Site 40 MT 44
Riverview Mounds Archaeological Site
40 MT 44
Location
Coordinates 36°27′11.12″N 87°17′49.99″W / 36.4530889°N 87.2972194°W / 36.4530889; -87.2972194
Country  USA
Region Montgomery County, Tennessee
History
Culture Mississippian culture
First occupied 1000 CE
Abandoned 1500 CE
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body Private
Architecture
Architectural styles platform mound
Number of temples

2

Riverview Mounds Archaeological Site
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09000116
Added to NRHP March 04, 2009[1]

Riverview Mounds Archaeological Site (40 MT 44), also known as the Rinehart Acres, is an archaeological site of the Mississippian culture located south of Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee, on the eastern shore of the Cumberland River.[2] The site was inhabited from approximately 1000 to 1500 CE.[1]

The site was a multi-mound complex with two platform mounds and associated cemetery and village areas. Although not a large site, it is important for its informational value because of its preservation. Most other Mississippian mound complexes in Middle Tennessee have been destroyed by urban development and several centuries of European farming methods or have been heavily looted by pothunters.[2] The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 4, 2009.[1] The site is currently part of the "RiverView Mounds Family Fun Farm" and is available for public viewing and tours.[3]

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