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You must understand the basic life style of the Mississippian Mound
Builders. One of the best examples is in Moundville, Alabama.
The Ancient Site and Museum
Click on the link above and double click each
picture to view scenes from Moundville.
Archaeologists use certain words to divide prehistoric time (the
time before history was recorded with words) into units. A
period groups a span of years during which time the people
shared similar characteristics in terms of their life styles.
Click on the link below to view life during the Archaic Period.
Mound Indians of Georgia &
The University of Alabama has extensive articles
about the development of Moundville State Park.
The Mound Indians of Georgia had a similar life
style to the Moundville Indians.
Great! We’re Finally There!
This is a virtual tour of Moundville. Enjoy
and make sure you have headphones to
enjoy your tour.
You-tube has a fantastic four part tour of
the State Park at Moundville. My county’s
censor would not allow it to be posted.
Check it out at home. Search for
What was the difference in tribes of
Indian Mound with steps leading to top. Layout of what a settelement of
mound builders looked like.
Now that you have learned about the
Mississippian Mound Builders, you are
going on a scavenger hunt. On each of
the following sites you will have a small bit
of information to find. Get a sheet of
paper and number to 6. When you solve
each of the clues, you will be able to
figure out the final BIG answer. Good luck
and have a good time.
Find the Best Answers to the
1. In this field trip, how many states did
2. What is the name of the river that runs
close to the mounds in Moundville,
3. What were the mounds used for?
4. How did they find the Mounds in
5. What was life like for the Mound builders? Describe a typical day in the life of a
boy or girl your age.
6. Use the information you have read and compare life for mound builders in
Alabama, Georgia, and Iowa.
Use the following link and compare and contrast the indians of the Southeast.
The Big Question
Why were the mounds created and used for?