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Wade Landing Mound
Location Columbia, LouisianaCaldwell Parish, Louisiana USA
Region Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
History
Founded 700 CE
Abandoned 1200
Cultures Coles Creek culture
Site notes
Responsible body: private

Wade Landing Mound is an archaeological site of the Coles Creek culture (700 to 1200 CE) in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.

Description

The site contains a 9 feet (2.7 m) tall rectangular platform mound with a base measuring 130 feet (40 m) by 165 feet (50 m). Archaeologists have done core samples of the mound and determined that it was built in two stages. Combined with the core samples, ceramic analysis of artifacts found at the site have dated it to approximately 700–1200 CE. The mound has a historic period cemetery on its summit, which has prevented looting.

Location

The site is located on LA 559 13.4 miles (21.6 km) north of the Duty/Enterprise Ferry crossing.

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