Native Structures

Native Structures (HM25T7)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 31.449', W 91° 22.757'

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In 1972, archaeologists found evidence of several Natchez Indian houses in this area. In some cases, house floors were superimposed on one another indicating repeated use of these locations. The excavations revealed two different types of houses at the Grand Village. For some houses, the Natchez set the vertical wall posts in individual post holes, while other houses made use of wall trenches. In wall-trench houses, the builders set the wall posts into shallow trenches that outline the building's floor plan. An unsolved mystery: For unknown reasons, the Natchez laid out some of the houses square with the cardinal directions - walls aligned north-south and east- west. Other house plans are angled 30° east of north. These two alignments are also seen in the layout of mounds B and C. Mound B is square with the cardinal directions while Mound C is angled like some of the house floors.
HM NumberHM25T7
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Date Added Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 653880 N 3488831
Decimal Degrees31.52415000, -91.37928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.449', W 91° 22.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 26.94" N, 91° 22' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 S Temple Rd, Natchez MS 39120, US
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