Located North of Mobile within the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta on the low swampy island, Occupied between AD 1250 and 1550, important area for trade in the central Gulf Coast and the Mobile Delta region, Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994, Largest Mound stands about 45 ft high
Site is hidden deep in the swamp, Great Kayaking Trip
The Bottle Creek Site is an important archaeological site located in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in Baldwin County, Alabama. The site was occupied by the Native American Mississippian culture from approximately 1250 to 1550 AD. The site is known for its large platform mounds and evidence of a complex social and political organization. The site was rediscovered in the 1930s and has been the focus of extensive archaeological research ever since.
One of the most impressive features of the Bottle Creek Site is the large platform mounds that were built by the Mississippian people. These mounds were used for a variety of purposes, including as foundations for public buildings and as burial sites for important individuals. The largest mound at the site is nearly 50 feet tall and covers over an acre of land. The mounds were constructed using earth and clay that was carried to the site by hand.
The Bottle Creek Site also contains evidence of a complex social and political organization. Archaeological excavations have revealed evidence of a large central plaza that was surrounded by public buildings and residences of high-status individuals. The site also contains evidence of trade connections with other Mississippian cultures, as well as evidence of warfare and conflict between different groups.
Today, the Bottle Creek Site is a popular destination for tourists and archaeology enthusiasts. The site is managed by the University of South Alabama and is open to visitors throughout the year. Visitors can explore the site and learn about the fascinating history of the Mississippian culture and their remarkable achievements in architecture, engineering, and social organization.
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