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Moundville Site

Moundville, Alabama
County of Hale.
Mound State Monument near Moundville
National Register Number: 66000149
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AL-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Mound State Monument: http://www.ua.edu/academic/museums/moundville/home.html.
Web Site: http://moundville.ua.edu/home.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
Settled first in the 10th century, Moundville is situated on a level area overlooking the Black Warrior River and consists of 34 mounds, the largest of which is over 58' high. The site represents a major period of Mississippian culture in the southern portion of its distribution and acted as the center for a southerly diffusion of this culture toward the Gulf Coast.

There are no threats at this time.

Renovation of the archaeological museum within the park is underway.

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