Filhiol Mound Site

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Filhiol Mound Site
Filhiol Mound Site is located in Louisiana
Filhiol Mound Site
Location within Louisiana today
Location Monroe, LouisianaOuachita Parish, Louisiana USA
Region Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Coordinates 32°20′22.38″N 92°5′35.32″W / 32.3395500°N 92.0931444°W / 32.3395500; -92.0931444
History
Founded 700 CE
Abandoned 1200
Cultures Coles Creek culture
Site notes
Responsible body: private

Filhiol Mound Site is an archaeological site of the Coles Creek culture in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana on a natural levee of the Ouachita River.

Description[edit]

The site consists of a platform mound which now measures 7 feet (2.1 m) in height, with the base being 100 feet (30 m) by 100 feet (30 m).[1] Excavations at the site have produced charcoal from beneath the mound which dates to 700–1200 CE. A cemetery established in the 1850s on the mounds summit has helped preserve it.[1]

Location[edit]

The site is located on US 165 11.7 miles (18.8 km) south of its junction with on Interstate 20.[1]

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