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Marksville Prehistoric Indian Site

Marksville, Louisiana
County of Avoyelles.
Marksville Prehistoric Indian Park State Monument
National Register Number: 66000372
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: LA-5 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Marksville Prehistoric Indian State Park: http://www.crt.state.la.us/crt/parks/marksvil/marksvle.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
This is the type site for the Marksville Culture, a southern variant of the Ohio Hopewell. Its discovery in the 1930s led to the recognition that the Hopewellian culture was more widespread than had previously been thought. A number of the culture's characteristic burial mounds remain..

The landmark is in good condition.

There are no changes to report.

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