Morrison Mounds

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Morrison Mounds
LocationAddress restricted[2]
NRHP reference #73000991[1]
Added to NRHPJune 4, 1973

Morrison Mounds is a historic site located north of Battle Lake, Minnesota, United States. It consists of 22 Indian burial mounds that were built beginning in 800 B.C. There are 20 conical mounds, one flat-topped mound, and one elongated mound near Otter Tail Lake. This site has the oldest radiocarbon date for any mound group in the state of Minnesota.[3] However, its construction is similar to other mound groups in the area which suggests they are all from the same social group that built them over a period of time. Similarities include a central burial pit, logs over the burial pit, and the possibility of partial cremation on-site. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this resource. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in other cases it is restricted at the request of the owner. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997.
  3. ^ Sigrid Arnott; Scott Brosowske; David Maki. "National Register of Historic Places nomination form - Fort Juelson" (PDF). Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-12-29.