Fortified Village
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 33.832 W 096° 35.451
14T E 694563 N 4826254
Quick Description: In 1922 Pioneer Archeologist Dr. W.H. over recorded the Brandon Village Site.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2006 7:38:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMEC1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
Views: 27

Long Description:
V shaped erosional ravines provided protection on 3 sides of this village. On the fourth side villagers dug a fortification ditch.
From evidence acquired in a 1939-1940 excavation, Dr. Over concluded that the site was occupied from 1000 -1200 a.d. and then was suddenly evacuated. He believed a warring tribe brought about the departure.
The Fortified Village was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Please read the signs (picture gallery) to view the entire story.
Marker Name: The Fortified Village

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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