Marksville Prehistoric Indian Site

Marksville Prehistoric Indian Park State Monument, Marksville, Louisiana

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Description 

This is the type site for the Marksville Culture, a southern variant of the Ohio Hopewell. Its discovery in the 1930s led to the recognition that the Hopewellian culture was more widespread than had previously been thought. A number of the culture's characteristic burial mounds remain.. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 19, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000372
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Graves/burials
Current function
Park
Period of significance
499-0 AD
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 20
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2018: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped landmark

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