Mound Builders Village
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
N 43° 31.984 W 096° 45.765
14T E 680772 N 4822445
Quick Description: Prehistoric Indian Village
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2006 11:26:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMC19
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 19

Long Description:
Pioneer archeologist Dr. W.H. Over recorded that the prehistoric builders of the nearby Sherman Park burial mounds lived in a 10-acre village on a lower terrace south of this location. The village extended west form 26th St. and Kiwanis to the Big Sioux River.

These builders were of the Late Woodland culture (300 to 1000 AD) and the village was a permanent year-round settlement with a farming economy. People of this period were the first to use a bow and arrow and to grow maize (corn). They continued ritualistic customs of earlier periods, including use of mounds for interment. Burial mounds represented an elaborate form of ceremonial conduct.

During grading of the property, many old fireplaces and refuse heaps were turned up. Debris included pottery of the Woodland style, flint arrow points, knives, scrappers, stone implements, etc. The ancients farmed, hunted and gathered berries for food.

It was determined by archeologists that the village had been occupied for a long time.
Marker Name: Mound Builder's Village

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Mound Builders Village


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