Bynum Mounds

Bynum Mounds (HM1LEZ)

Location: Houston, MS 38851 Chickasaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 53.891', W 88° 56.917'

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(Marker #1)
Prehistoric Trade

Raw materials and articles from distant areas reached the Indians of the Bynum site by trade along trails that were the forerunners of the Natchez Trace.
  • Spool-shaped objects made of copper filled with lead were found with Bynum burials.
  • Flint for tools and weapons came from as far away at the region of Ohio.
  • Green stone for polished celts (axes) was obtained from the Alabama-Tennessee Piedmont.
  • Marine shells came from the Gulf Coast.

Take the tour path to inspect the mounds and the house sites.

(Marker #2)
A Living from the Land

The Indians hunted, fished and gathered wild berries, nuts and fruit. They supplemented these activities by farming.

Deer was the most common game animal. The Indians used the bones for tools and the skins for clothing.

Cooking pots were made of clay, mixed with sand or grit. The surfaces were decorated with the impressions of fabrics or cords.

You may see specimens from the Bynum Mounds in the Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo.
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 319821 N 3752576
Decimal Degrees33.89818333, -88.94861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 53.891', W 88° 56.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 53' 53.46" N, 88° 56' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Houston MS 38851, US
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