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Bottle Creek Site

Stockton, Alabama
County of Baldwin.
National Register Number: 74000398
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 19, 1994):
As the type site for the Pensacola culture of the Mississippian Period on the northern Gulf Coast, Bottle Creek Site is a key to understanding the history and culture of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in late prehistoric/protohistoric times. The site is believed to have had its pricipal occupation between AD 1250 and 1550, and have served as the focal point for interaction with other Mississippian culture areas along the coast and the interior of the Southeast. It appears to have functioned as a social, political, religious, and trade center for the Mobile Delta region and the central Gulf coast.

It remains in its natural state and is monitored by conservation officer Jeremy Loss. There has been no recent looting.

The conservation officers continue to manage the wild pigs that disturb the site by rooting.

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