Mound F is about 6 feet high and sixty feet long by fifty feet wide. It contains a 30 foot square white clay platform. Artifacts show this mound was constructed during the Weeden Island period. Mound H has the same approximate dimensions as Mound F, and a yellow clay platform. It is speculated the mound was used in the burail ceremony for the...more
Mound E is another burial mound. It was the first one in the Kolomoki Area scientifically excavated. There were four bodies and 54 complete pottery items found in the mound. Radiocarbon dating also shows this to be the oldest mound in the area; it was constructed around 170 BC. The mound remains as the archeologists left it to give visitors a...more
Mound D is the second largest mound on site after the Temple Mound. It is 20 feet high and 100 feet in diameter. The mound was constructed to bury a very importatnt leader alomg with sacrificed servants, trophy skulls, wives and sevants. This is one of the largest and most elaborate burial mounds in the southeastern United States. Radiocarbon...more
Mound B is also a very interesting mound and it poses more questions than answers. This mound is due south of Temple Mound and had a series of posts from 24 to 30 inches in diameter that could be raised one at a time. Archeologists have speculated the mound was used as a game field or for additional religious ceremonies. Artifacts from all periods...more
The most obvious mound in the park is the large one called Temple Mound. This was used for religious ceremonies. It has a good view of the plaza where most of the approximately 1500 to 2000 inhabitants lived and the rest of the settlement. Temple Mound was built about 700 years ago, is 56 feet high and measures 200 by 325 feet at the base. It is...more
The swimming pool is closed for "economic reasons". Do not swim in the lake because there are alligators in there (unless you really want to see if you can outswim one).