Mound A, Etowah

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by William Avery Hudson
published on 10 May 2021

Mound A, Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville, GA.

The city was built in three phases between c. 1000 - c. 1550 and the present site encloses three large and three smaller mounds surrounding a central plaza. The three large mounds were the chief’s residence (Mound A), the ceremonial site for religious rituals (Mound B), and the burial site for the nobility (Mound C); the smaller mounds are each attached or nearby the larger. Between the three was a plaza, which served for ceremonies, commerce, and as a ball field.

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Hudson, W. A. (2021, May 10). Mound A, Etowah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13989/mound-a-etowah/

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