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Orr-Herl Mound and Village Site

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Orr-Herl Mound and Village Site

Orr-Herl Mound and Village Site
The village site as seen from Illinois Route 146
Orr-Herl Mound and Village Site is located in Illinois
Orr-Herl Mound and Village Site
Nearest city Rosiclare, Illinois
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Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001151[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1978

The Orr-Herl Mound and Village Site is an archaeological site located along the Ohio River in Hardin County, Illinois. The site consists of a mound, which includes a sizable midden, and the remains of a village. The village was inhabited from roughly 900 to 1500 AD by Mississippian peoples. The site was an important source of fluorspar, which Mississippian peoples used for carvings and beads. The village was likely a manufacturing site for fluorspar items, which were then traded to other villages; this theory is supported by fluorspar artifacts recovered from the Kincaid Site, a Mississippian chiefdom center on the Ohio River in Illinois.[2]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1978.[1]

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  2. ^ Maruszak, Kathleen. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Orr-Herl Mound and Village Site. National Park Service, 1976-12.


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