Julice Mound

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Julice Mound
Julice Mound is located in Louisiana
Julice Mound
Location within Louisiana today
Location Transylvania, LouisianaEast Carroll Parish, Louisiana USA
Region East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
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History
Founded 1200 CE
Abandoned 1541 CE
Cultures Plaquemine Mississippian culture
Site notes
Responsible body: private

Julice Mound is an archaeological site in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana with a Plaquemine culture component dating to 1200–1541 CE and located less than one mile from Transylvania Mounds.[1]

Description

The site is located less than a mile from Transylvania Mounds and it is extremely likely that Julice is part of that complex. The site has a single platform mound and is located near a channel that feeds into the Mississippi River and right next to Louisiana Highway 581. A survey from 1954 describes it as being 8 feet (2.4 m) in height and having a small platform on its summit. The route for HWY 581 runs over the former location of a large section of the mound, of which only about one third remains and recent measurements of the mound put it at 9 feet (2.7 m) in height and 130 feet (40 m) by 65 feet (20 m) at its base. Pottery discovered at the site date its occupation to 1200–1541 CE.[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana : Julice Mound". Retrieved 2011-10-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>