Adams Site

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Adams Site
(15 FU 4)
LocationHickman, KentuckyFulton County, Kentucky, USA
RegionFulton County, Kentucky
Coordinates36°34′20″N 89°11′48″W / 36.57226738°N 89.1965532°W / 36.57226738; -89.1965532
CulturesMississippian culture
Architectural detailsNumber of monuments:
Adams Site (15 Fu 4)
Area20 acres (8.1 ha)
NRHP reference #84001421[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 15, 1984

The Adams Site (15FU4) is a Mississippian culture archaeological site located near Hickman in Fulton County, Kentucky, on Bayou de Chien, a creek that drains into the nearby Mississippi River. The 7.25-hectare site is built over the remains of a Late Woodland village. It has a central group of platform mounds around a central plaza and another smaller plaza area to the southwest of the largest mound. The site was occupied from 1100 to 1500 CE during the Medley (1100 to 1300) and Jackson (1300 to 1500) phases of the local chronology.[2] Some very deep midden areas have been excavated from the village surrounding the mounds and plazas, some as deep as 1 metre (3.3 ft) to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) thick, attesting to the long term habitation of this site.[3]

Mississippian sites on the Lower Ohio River


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Lewis, R. Barry (1996). "Chapter 5:Mississippian Farmers". Kentucky Archaeology. University Press of Kentucky. p. 142. ISBN 0-8131-1907-3.
  3. ^ Pollack, David (2008), "Chapter 6:Mississippi Period", in David Pollack, The Archaeology of Kentucky:An update (PDF), Kentucky Heritage Council, p. 620, archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-17, retrieved 2010-11-02

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