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Jaketown Site

Belzoni, Mississippi
County of Humphreys.
National Register Number: 73001017
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MS-2 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 14, 1990):
Located in northwestern Mississippi, Jaketown Site is the remains of a complex regional trade center dating from 2000-600 BC, an era known as the Poverty Point Period within the Late Archaic prehistory of the United States. Significant as a settlement important in trade in raw materials and manufacture of finished items distributed throughout the Eastern United States, it consists os deeply stratified archeological deposits, well-preserved earthen mounds, and midden features which represent extensive and intensive occupation over a long period.

There are no threats to the landmark.

There are no changes since the last report.

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