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Federal and State Protected Sites, Preserved Mounds

Louisiana

Bloodhound Hill
Angola, West Feliciana.

Bloodhound Hill entered the National Register of Historic Places 1983 2 May.
Historic Name: Bloodhound Hill Site.
Other Names: 16WF21.
Address: Angola Penitentiary, Angola, West Feliciana Parish, LA.
Significance: State.
Area and Theme of Significiance: Archaeology. Property Type: Archaeological Site.

The Bloodhound site is given as discovered in the summer of 1976 by an inmate of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola who unearthed two burials with grave goods on the penitentiary grounds. The Louisiana State Archaeologist and the Curator of Anthropology at Louisiana State University were notified by prison authorities. A Word doc physical description of the site may be found here.

DePrato Mounds
Ferriday, Concordia.

DePrato Mounds entered the National Register of Historic Places 1998 22 October.
Historic Name: DePrato Mounds .
Other Names: 16C037, Deprator Mounds, Deprater Mounds, Ferriday Mounds .
Address: Ferriday, Concordia, LA.
Status: National Register.
Area of Significance and Theme: Archaeology. Property Type: Archaeological Site.

The DePrato Mound site consists of a five-mound complex, plaza, and village midden site dating to the Baytown/Troyville and Coles Creek periods. The National Register gives four mounds, the plaza area, and a subsurface village midden as having been nominated, the owner of the fifth mound having not wished to include his mound in the nomination. A physical description of the DePrato Mounds site may be found here. Images may be found here and here.

Fredericks Site
Restricted.

The Fredericks Site entered the National Register of Historic Places 2000 June 22.
Historic Name: Fredericks Site.
Other Name: 16NA2.
Address: Restricted, Natchitoches Parish, LA. 71457.
Status: National Register.
Area of Significance and Theme: Archaeology. Property Type: Archaeological Site.

Occupied during the Late Woodland Period, from about AD 400 to AD 800. It has five earthen mounds and pit features, including burials. A Word Doc. description of the site may be found here.

Landerneau Mound
Hebert, Caldwell Co.

Landerneau Mound entered the National Register of Historic Places 1999 14 January.
Historic Name: Landerneau Mound.
Other Name: 16CA87.
Address: Hebert vicinity, Caldwell Parish, LA.
Status: National Register.
Level of Significance: State.
Area of Significance and Theme: Archaeology. Property Type: Archaeological Site.

Landerneau Mounds is a two mound/village complex and historic site in the northeast corner of Caldwell parish. The two mounds of this site owned separately, when research on the site began both owners agreed to have the site nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. As it stands today, the owner of Mound A, the plaza, and village midden--where the bulk of reserach for the nomination was conducted--does not want her property nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The owner of Mound B still wants her mound nominated (this nomination). A physical description of the site is here.

LSU Campus Mounds
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Co.

LSU Campus Mounds entered the National Register of Historic Places 1999 1 March.
Historic Name: LSU Campus Mounds .
Other Name: 16EBR6 .
Address: LSU Campus, Baton Roughe, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA 70803.
Status: National Register.
Level of Significance: National.
Area of Significance and Theme: Archaeology. Property Type: Site.

Two conical earthen mounds at the eastern edge of the Pleistocene Prairie terrace, at the corner of Dalrymple Drive and Fieldhouse Drive in the northeast corner of the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. Within the boundaries of a LSU historic district listed on the National Register, archaeological resources of the mounds were not addressed in the nomination form. Modifications to the site area include sidewalkds constructed between them in 1985 and a low brick wall around the mounds. The brick wall was constructed following a student being killed by a vehicle riding over the top of Mound B. The brick wall has prevented vehicles from crossing the mounds, but erosion is occurring from pedestrian and bicycle traffic. In 1996 LSU Facility Services used river silt to fill in small erosional features that had formed on the summit and slopes of both mounds. They then resodded with a hybrid bermuda grass. A physical description of the site is here. Images of the two mounds are here.

Magnolia Mound
St. Bernard, St. Bernard Co.

Magnolia Mound entered the National Register of Historic Places 1978 22 May.
Historic Name: Magnolia Mound Archaeological Site.
Other Name: 16-SB-49.
Magnolia Mound is given in the register as being at the city of Bayou LaLoutre, in St. Bernard Parish, LA.
Level of Signficance: National.
Area of Significance: archaeology, art, conservation, education and science.
Property Type: Archaeological Site.

A physical description of the site, with bibliographical references, may be found here. An aerial photo is here.

Marksville

Marksville State Historic Site, Avoyelles Parish. "Six mounds of various sizes and shapes are located within the main enclosure, and others are built outside of it."

National Register of Historic Places: Marksville Prehistoric Indian Site, Marksville, July 19, 1964.
Historic Name: Marksville Prehistoric Indian Site.
Other Names: Marksville State Commemorative Area.
Address: 700 Martin Luther King Drive, in the city of Marksville, in Avoyelles Parish, LA, 713151.
Status: National Historic Landmark.
Level of Significance: National.
Area of Significance and Theme: Archaeology.
Property Type: Archaeological Site.

A brief Word doc description of the site is here. An image of Mound 4, a burial mound excavated in 1933, may be found here.

Poverty Point

Poverty Point. "The time was eight centuries after Egyptian slaves dragged huge stones across the desert to build the Great Pyramids, and before the great Mayan pyramids were constructed. The place was a site in what is now northeastern Louisiana. The people were a highly civilized group who left behind one of the most important archaeological sites in North America."

Poverty Point was listed with the National Register of Historic Places 1962 June 13.
Historic Name: Poverty Point.
The address is Poverty Point Plantation, at the city of Delhi, in West Carroll Parish, LA.
Level of Significance: National.
Area of Significance and Theme: Archaeology.
Property Type: Archaeological site.

Poverty Point is on the "Potential U.S. Nominations from the Tentative List" for World Heritage Sites. The Indicative Inventory of Potential Future U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List reads, "Poverty Point, Louisiana. (32 deg.40' N.; 91 deg.25' W.) An archaeological site that flourished from 1,000-600 B.C. It contains a geometric earthwork complex, consisting of 11.2 miles of raised terraces arranged in six concentric octagons, and Poverty Point Mound, a bird-shaped ceremonial structure. Criteria:(iii) Bears an exception testimony to a civilization which has disappeared."

A Word document which gives a physical description of the site and bibliographical references may be found here. The following URL gives an aerial photo. A map of Poverty Point. A ground level image from Poverty Point.

Other Louisiana American Indian Sites not specifically mound or burial mound related

Bayou Jasmine Archaeological Site
Laplace, St. John the Baptist.

Listed with the National Register of Historic Places 1976 July 12.
Name: Bayou Jasmine Archaeological Site
Other Names: 16JSB2
Address: Laplace, St. John the Baptist Parish, LA.
Status: National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Archeology, Art, Education, Science
Property Type: Archaeological Site
Theme: Archaeology.

Physical description of Bayou Jasmine Archaeological Site. Image of Bayou Jasmine.

Francis Thompson Site
Delhi, Madison Parish.

Listed with the National Register of Historic Places 1991 October 8.
Name: Francis Thompson Site
Other Names: 16 MA 112
Address: I-20, Delhi, Madison Parish, LA 71232.
Status: National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Archeology.
Theme: Archaeology.

Physical description of Francis Thompson Site. Images of the site are here and here.

Lee Site
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish.

Listed with the National Register of Historic Places 1984 December 27.
Name: Lee Site
Other Names: 16 EBR 51
Address: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Status: National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Archeology.
Theme: Archaeology.

Physical description of Lee Site. Image of Lee site.

Sarah Peralta Archaeological Site
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish.

Listed with the National Register of Historic Places 1995 March 2.
Name: Sarah Peralta Archaeological Site
Other Names: 16 EBR 67
Address: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA 70810
Status: National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Archeology.
Theme: Archaeology.

Physical description of Sarah Peralta. Images of Sarah Peralata may be found here and here. A map is here.

Tchefuncte Site
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish.

Listed with the National Register of Historic Places 2000 June 22.
Name: Tchefuncte Site
Other Names: 16ST1
Address: Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, LA. 70448
Status: National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Archeology
Property Type: Archaeological Site
Theme: Archaeology.

Physical description of Tchefuncte Site. Maps of Tchefuncte Site are here, and here and here.

Trudeau Landing
Tunica, West Feliciana Parish.

Listed with the National Register of Historic Places 1977 June 17.
Name: Trudeau Landing
Other Names: Tunica Village, Trudeau 16-WF-25, (Harvard 29-J-1)
Address: Tunica, West Feliciana, LA.
Status: National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Archeology
Property Type: Archaeological Site
Theme: Archaeology.

Physical description of Trudeau Landing. Image of Trudeau Landing.


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