By Paul D. Welch
The Shiloh Indian Mounds archaeological website, a countrywide historical Landmark, is a past due prehistoric group in the limitations of the Shiloh nationwide army Park at the banks of the Tennessee River, the place one of many bloodiest battles of the Civil conflict used to be fought in April 1862. courting among advert one thousand and 1450, the archaeological web site contains at the very least 8 mounds and greater than a hundred homes. it's certain in that the land hasn't ever been plowed, so viewers can stroll round the quarter and locate the collapsed continues to be of 800-year-old homes and the 900-meter-long palisade with bastions that safe the village in prehistoric occasions. even if its position inside a countrywide Park boundary has safe the world from the new ravages of guy, river financial institution erosion started to undermine the positioning within the Seventies. within the mid-1990s, Paul Welch begun a four-year research culminating in a finished report back to the nationwide Park carrier at the Shiloh Indian Mounds.
Paul D. Welch is an affiliate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illionois college, Carbondale, and is the author of Moundville's Economy.
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Archaeology at Shiloh Indian Mounds, 1899-1999 by Paul D. Welch