World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mitchell Archaeological Site (Mitchell, Illinois)

Mitchell Archeological Site
Section north of Interstate 270
Mitchell Archaeological Site (Mitchell, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Mitchell Archaeological Site (Mitchell, Illinois)
Location Western end of University Dr., Mitchell, Illinois
Area 22.6 acres (9.1 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001168[1]
Added to NRHP February 7, 1978

The Mitchell Archaeological Site is a pre-Columbian archaeological site located at the western end of University Drive in Mitchell, Illinois. The site includes a platform mound and the remains of a village; while it once included several other mounds, they have been destroyed by modern activity. Mississippian peoples inhabited the site circa 1150-1200 A.D. The site is affiliated with the Cahokia settlement system and was the largest site in the system except for Cahokia itself. However, the majority of the site was destroyed by the construction of Interstate 270; known information about the site mainly comes from salvage excavations conducted before the highway was built.[2]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 7, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Bodner, Connie. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mitchell Archeological Site. National Park Service, 1976-08.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.