Crooks mound


Crooks mound

Located in La Salle Parish in south central Louisiana, Crooks mound ( _fr. Monticule d'Escrocs) is a large, conical, burial mound that was part of at least six episodes of burials. It measure about 16ft high and 85ft wide. It contains roughly 1150 remains that were placed however they were able to fit. Sometimes body parts were removed in order to achieve that goal. Some believe that this was a holding house for this area that was emptied periodically in order to achieve this type of set up.

Most of the time, the people were just placed into the mound, but a few of the burials were in log-lined tombs, or even stone tombs. Only a few out of each burial were given copper tools and other items to help in the after life. This suggests that the area was mainly for common people to be buried in.

ources

*Fagan, Brian M. "Ancient North America" 2005. Thames and Hudson. p. 408

Related websites

* [http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/tejas/ancestors/woodland.html Website with information about Crook's mound]


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