Rowlandton Mound Site
|Rowlandton Mound Site
Rowlandtown Mound with pit dug by archaeologists
|Region||McCracken County, Kentucky|
|Nearest town||Paducah, Kentucky|
|First occupied||1100 CE|
|Excavation and maintenance|
|Notable archaeologists||Dr. Kit Wesler|
|Architectural styles||Platform mound|
The site was occupied from about 1100 to about 1350 CE. The 3 hectare site has a large platform mound and an associated village area, being roughly similar in size to the Wickliffe Mounds Site in far western Kentucky.
It was once thought that large civic sites in Western Kentucky such as Rowlandton Mound, the Twin Mounds Site and the Tolu Site were expansions of the Kincaid Mounds polity in nearby Southern Illinois in the 13th century, but archaeological excavations in 2006 by Dr. Kit Wesler of Murray State University have shown that this was not the case. It is probable that these civic sites were established originally by local Late Woodland peoples.
- Kriesa, Paul P. (1998). "Chronology in Western Kentucky". In O'Brien, Michael J.; Dunnell, Robert C. Changing perspectives on the archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 0-8173-0909-8.
- Pollack, David (2008), "Chapter 6:Mississippi Period", in David Pollack, The Archaeology of Kentucky:An update (PDF), Kentucky Heritage Council, pp. 614–615, retrieved 2010-10-29
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