Natchez Trace Indian History Click for a Location Map

Archaeologists tell us that there was a house here sometime around 500 A.D. and that the pottery found in the mounds was made before 700 A.D. Likely, the population was continuous over centuries with customs being handed from generation to generation, relying on fields, forests, and streams for food. The simple social system was probably based on the family and close relatives.

In this 100 foot long mound, archaeologists found the remains of 41 burials. The mound is really three mounds in one. Differences in the types of pottery found in each indicate that the construction of the mounds was separated by a considerable lapse of time.