Mound B: The Most Unusual Mound
Archaeologist William Sears began excavations at Mound B in 1949. Sears cut a trench in the mound that was expanded in 1952 "without any positive results." He then decided to strip the mound and make additional cuts to make cross-sections. Originally, Sears thought the mound represented a collapsed earth lodge. However, his excavations uncovered a number of logs, as big as 24 to 30 inches in diameter, that were placed upright, side by side, to create a framed structure. Red and yellow clay were mounded around the bases of these log posts to create the mound. Archaeologists assume that villagers used Mound B for ceremonies related to activities on the temple mound to your right. Sears wrote "This was the most unusual mound it has ever been the writer's misfortune to encounter."
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From Kolomoki Mounds State Park