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Summerour Mound Site

Summerour Mound Site
9 FO 16
Country  USA
Region Forsyth County, Georgia
Culture Mississippian culture
Period Late Woodland period to Early Mississippian Woodstock Phase
Excavation and maintenance
Dates excavated 1951-1954
Architectural styles platform mound

The Summerour Mound Site, (Lake Lanier. This mound site was excavated in 1951–54 by Joseph Caldwell. The platform mound at the site was "considerably spread out in cultivation and ... now an oval, with a nearly level summit plateau about 225 feet (69 m) long, 150 feet (46 m) wide, and 9 feet (2.7 m) high." Caldwell found a temple or other public structure on the mound summit. It was rectangular, 18.5 feet (5.6 m) long by 16 feet (4.9 m) wide, the outer walls constructed of small posts set in wall trenches. The mounds chronology is in debate, with its original excavator placing it in the Early Mississippian Woodstock phase and later archaeologists arguing for an earlier Late Woodland period construction. Several styles of Native American pottery sherds were found at the site, including B-complex Swift Creek, Napier Complicated Stamped, and plain pottery.[1]

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  1. ^ Thomas J. Pluckhahn (Winter 1996). "Summerour Mound (9FO15) and Woodland Platform Mounds in the Southeastern United States". Southeastern Archaeology 15 (2): 191–211. 
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