Monthly Archives: August 2011

Boothe Landing

I visited Boothe Landing with archaeologist Joe Saunders.  I probably would have never found the turn off, Little Boy Lane, without him. The mound is about 10 feet tall and is thought to be the only Tchefuncte-age (500-100 BC) mound … Continue reading

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Quonset Hut

Still, after all these years, the mounds are safe places to build … away from the ever present threat of floodwaters. This site is also in Transylvania, near the ancient burial mound.  The top was modified to allow construction of … Continue reading

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Transylvania

Yes, there is a Transylvania, Louisiana.  And there are ancient mounds there, deeply embedded in the farmland.  At certain times of the year, like now, they are lost in mazes of corn, unable to even be seen from the road. … Continue reading

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Cubes

The information card at ULM’s Museum of Natural History reads: “Fired clay objects.  Found at Middle Archaic Sites. Purpose unknown.”  Around 3000-3500 BC. They are small objects that will fit in the palm of your hand … found at one of the … Continue reading

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