Greenhouse Site

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Greenhouse Site
16 AV 2
Greenhouse Site is located in Louisiana
Greenhouse Site
Location within Louisiana today
Location Marksville, LouisianaAvoyelles Parish, Louisiana USA
Region Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Coordinates 31°7′27.4″N 92°2′51.8″W / 31.124278°N 92.047722°W / 31.124278; -92.047722
Founded 400 CE
Abandoned 1000
Cultures Troyville culture, Coles Creek culture
Site notes
Excavation dates 1938
Archaeologists James A. Ford,
Responsible body: private

The Greenhouse Site (16 AV 2) is an archaeological site of the Troyville-Coles Creek culture (400 to 1000 CE) in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

Greenhouse is the most extensively excavated Troyville-Coles Creek site in Louisiana. The site consists of seven platform mounds surrounding a central plaza that measures 200 feet (61 m) by 350 feet (110 m). Archaeologists have not found an associated village for the site, which supports the theory that the site was ceremonial in nature and that its builders lived elsewhere.[1] Mound A (12 feet (3.7 m) in height, with a base 120 feet (37 m) square and a summit 80 feet (24 m) square), Mound E (10 feet (3.0 m) in height, with a base 120 feet (37 m) square and a summit 80 feet (24 m) square) and Mound G are the 3 largest mounds at the site and form a triangle.[2]

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  1. ^ "Louisiana Prehistory:Marksville, Troyville-Coles Creek, and Caddo". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ Edwin A. Lyon (1996-03-30). A new deal for southeastern archaeology. University Alabama Press. pp. 85–90. ISBN 978-0-8173-0791-2. 

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