Battle Mound Site
|Location||Magnolia, Arkansas, Lafayette County, Arkansas, USA|
|Region||Lafayette County, Arkansas|
|Cultures||Caddoan Mississippian culture|
|Architectural styles||Platform mound|
The Battle Mound Site (3LA1) is an archaeological site in Lafayette County, Arkansas in the Great Bend region of the Red River basin. The majority of the mound was built from 1200-1400 CE. The site has the largest mound of the Caddoan Mississippian culture (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture). It measures approximately 670 feet (200 m) in length, 320 feet (98 m) wide, and 34 feet (10 m) in height.
Four low rises at the site are believed also to have been constructed earthwork mounds. Many burial grounds, occupation areas, and other mound sites in the area may be connected with this site. Minor investigations were conducted at the site by Dr. Alex D. Krieger of the University of Texas at Austin and his assistant Mr. Lynn E. Howard, between June 25 and September 11, 1948. The field notes and a full analysis of the excavation have not been published. In recent years archaeologist Duncan P. McKinnon has been conducting research at the site using archaeogeophysical means.
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- Cecile Elkins Carter (2001). Caddo Indians: where we come from. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 362. ISBN 978-0-8061-3318-8.
- "Tejas-Caddo Fundamentals-Mississippian World". Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- "The Battle Mound Site-Archaeohistorical". Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- Duncan P. Mackinnon, "EXPLORING SETTLEMENT PATTERNING AT A PREMIER CADDO MOUND SITE IN THE RED RIVER GREAT BEND REGION", Southeastern Archaeology, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Winter 2009), pp. 248-258; via JSTOR
- Battle Mound Geophysics 1
- Battle Mound on Youtube
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