Sellars Indian Mound

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Sellars Indian Mound
Sellars Indian Mound.jpg
The main mound at the site
Sellars Indian Mound is located in Tennessee
Sellars Indian Mound
Shown within Tennessee
Location Lebanon, TennesseeWilson County, Tennessee USA
Region Wilson County, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°10′12.1″N 86°14′26.37″W / 36.170028°N 86.2406583°W / 36.170028; -86.2406583
History
Founded 1000 CE
Abandoned 1300 CE
Cultures Mississippian culture
Site notes
Architecture
Architectural styles platform mound
Architectural details

Number of temples: 1

Sellars Indian Mound
Sellars Indian Mound is located in Tennessee
Sellars Indian Mound
Sellars Indian Mound is located in the US
Sellars Indian Mound
NRHP Reference # 72001256[1]
Responsible body: State of Tennessee

Sellars Indian Mound is a Mississippian culture archaeological site located in Wilson County, Tennessee near Lebanon. The platform mound was the site of a settlement from about 1000 to 1300 CE. Today, the site is a satellite unit of Long Hunter State Park. The non-profit Friends of the Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area organization conducts tours and upkeep of the site. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1972.[1]

Numerous sandstone figurines have been unearthed on the site.[2] One of these statues, known as "Sandy," was featured on a United States postage stamp.[3] and is the official State Artifact of Tennessee[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  2. ^ Kevin E. Smith; James V. Miller (2009). Speaking with the Ancestors-Mississippian Stone Statuary of the Tennessee-Cumberland region. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 978-0-8173-5465-7. 
  3. ^ "Art of the American Indians Stamps". Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Sandy, Tennessee's State Artifact". Retrieved 2015-06-24. 

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