Flowery Mound

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Flowery Mound
Flowery Mound is located in Louisiana
Flowery Mound
Flowery Mound
Location within Louisiana today
Coordinates 31°56′26.9″N 91°16′16.6″W / 31.940806°N 91.271278°W / 31.940806; -91.271278
Country  USA
Region Tensas Parish, Louisiana
Nearest town Saint Joseph, Louisiana
Culture Plaquemine culture, Mississippian culture
First occupied 950 CE
Abandoned 1541 CE
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private

Flowery Mound is an archaeological site in Tensas Parish, Louisiana with components from the Late Coles Creek and Plaquemine-Mississippian culture which dates from approximately 950–1541.[1]


The site is located on Andrews Bayou. The mound itself is a very well preserved platform mound measuring 10 feet (3.0 m) in height and 165 feet (50 m) by 130 feet (40 m) at its base and a summit measuring 50 feet (15 m) square. Core samples taken during investigations at the site have revealed the mound was built in a single stage and because the fill types can still be differentiated it suggests the mound is relatively young. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal found in a midden under the mound reveals that the site was occupied from 996–1162 during the Coles Creek period. The mound was built over the midden between 1200–1541 during the Plaquemine/Mississippian period. This was further confirmed by stylistic analysis of pottery found at the site.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana : Flowery Mound". Retrieved 2011-10-220.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)