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    native american village
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  • Indian mounds in Moundville
    Indian mounds in Moundville
    by Roadquill
  • For that attractive slant head deformity look
    For that attractive slant head deformity...
    by Roadquill

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    by doug48 Updated Sep 8, 2009

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    moundville is a native american village located about 15 miles south of tuscaloosa on SR 69. this village was inhabited by the mississippi native american culture between 1,000 AD and 1,450 AD. moundville at one time had a population of 1,000 and was once the largest town in north america. moundville has a museum, 27 mounds, and a nature trail. for those interested in archaeology and native american culture moundville is a worth while side trip when in tuscaloosa.

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    Indian Mounds at Moundville

    by Roadquill Written Aug 21, 2006

    In 1400 the locals built large mounds 15 miles South of Tuscaloosa, now the Moundville Archeology Park operated by the University of Alabama. You drive around the mounds and then can check out the small museum. In the excavations they many skulls with deformities and then determined that wood planks were held against the head during growth. Supposedly it did not affect intelligence. Right!!!!!

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