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.
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.