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Etowah Indian Mounds

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813 Indian Mounds Dr SE
Cartersville, GA
30120

About Etowah Indian Mounds

Home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast. Artifacts in the museum show how natives of this political and religious center decorated themselves with shell beads, paint, complicated hairdos, feathers and copper ear ornaments. Hand-carved stone effigies weighing 125 pounds still bear some original pigments. Objects made of wood, seashells and stone are also displayed.

Visitors can follow a nature trail along the Etowah River where they can view a v-shaped fish trap used for catching fish. The trail also highlights how early civilizations used native trees for food and medicine.

While only nine percent of this site has been excavated, examination at Mound C and surrounding artifacts revealed much about the people who lived here. They were a society rich in ritual. Towering over the community, the 63-foot earthen knoll was likely used as a platform for the home of the priest-chief. In another mound, nobility were buried in elaborate costumes accompanied by items they would need in their after-lives.


Upcoming Events by Etowah Indian Mounds:

Etowah Games Day

July 04, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hosted By:
Location:
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
813 Indian Mounds Rd
Cartersville, GA 30120 United States

$4.0

Come enjoy learning about sports and simple games that were played in the past. Try your skills at some of the games.

Homeschool Day

August 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hosted By:
Etowah Indian Mounds
Location:
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
813 Indian Mounds Rd
Cartersville, GA 30120 United States

$4.

Join us for our first homeschool day where we will have different stations that focus on S.T.E.M. related projects for students to learn about the... View Article

Etowah Annual Clean up- YSPD

September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hosted By:
Etowah Indian Mounds
Location:
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
813 Indian Mounds Rd
Cartersville, GA 30120 United States

$4.0

Have fun celebrating National Public Lands Day and Your State Parks Day, with other volunteers at Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic site and help us... View Article