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Moundville Archaeological Park (US)

Open from: 
1933
Member of EXARC: 
No
Member of ICOM: 
No

Moundville Archaeological Park contains the remains of one of the largest prehistoric Native American settlements in the United States.

Once a thriving ceremonial and political center of Mississippian culture, the prehistoric Moundville site was occupied for more than three centuries until it was abandoned in the sixteenth century. The present-day park encompasses the original site, with its large earthen mounds arranged around an open plaza, a museum with interpretive displays of artifacts, an archaeological research center, a nature trail, and camping facilities. Administered by the University of Alabama Museums, Moundville Archaeological Park receives about 40,000 visitors a year, including hundreds of Alabama school children.

Country: 
Era(s): 
Years: 
1000 to 1450

Location

Moundville Archaeological Park
13075 Moundville Archaeological Park
35474 Moundville, AL
United States
Phone: 
(1) 205-371-2234