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Toltec Mounds Site

Scott, Arkansas
County of Lonoke.
National Register Number: 73000382
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Religion - ceremonial site. The threat level was Threatened in
2006.
Congressional District: AR-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/.
Web Site: www.cast.uark.edu/%7Eshelley/html.parkin/monumentpg.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
A large ceremonial complex and village site, Toltec Mounds represents the northhernmost occupation during the Coles Creek Period (c. 700-1000 AD), and may yield information about the interaction between lower and central Mississippi Valley cultures. (Now part of Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park.)

Condition:
Farm land adjacent to the park on the west and across the lake is being developed, changing the setting of the Landmark.

Encroaching development is affecting the viewshed from the site. The reconstruction of one of the smaller mounds (Mound S) was completed in 2004, as was the construction of an Education Pavilion. Park management plans to move current superintendent's office from the Plaza to a location off the property.


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