The Bottle Creek Site

The Bottle Creek Site (HM2FEG)

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N 30° 44.851', W 87° 55.409'

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Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail

The Bottle Creek site is the second largest mound center in Alabama and it represents the remnants of a large Mississippian Stage civic and ceremonial complex that dominated the Mobile-Tensaw Delta from AD 1250 to 1500. Located in the heart of the Delta approximately twenty miles from here, Bottle Creek included eighteen mounds along with canals and residential areas that covered much of the northern end of Mound Island. The people who built the mounds here left behind artifacts that show a clear cultural connection to the massive mound complex of Moundville to the north and to the peoples of the Lower Mississippi River Valley to the west.

The people who occupied Bottle Creek were connected to other peoples throughout the region, trading in goods, materials, and ideas that helped build a thriving culture. They brought fish and shellfish from the coast to the south, stones for making tools, ornaments, and ceremonial items from the lands to the north, and pottery styles from across the Gulf region and beyond.
Today, the Bottle Creek site is a National Historic Landmark, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an Alabama Historical Commission property.

This site is very important to numerous Southeastern indigenous tribes who assert an ancestral connection with those who built and occupied



Alabama's ancient mounds. The earthwork landscapes and the objects and information recovered from them reveal a rich cultural tradition that still thrives today among these tribes. Our indigenous mound sites represent a heritage for all Alabamians to cherish, and it is important that we protect and preserve them for future generations.
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Year Placed2019
Placed ByThe University of Alabama, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission & the Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
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Date Added Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 411605 N 3401985
Decimal Degrees30.74751667, -87.92348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 44.851', W 87° 55.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 44' 51.06" N, 87° 55' 24.54" W
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