Location: Georgia         Length: 17 min

Almost 1000 years ago, Ocmulgee became one of the first large ceremonial centers of an ancient civilization. For hundreds of years, the Mississippians constructed great cities and thousands of mounds, dominating much of Ancient America. Deep within Ocmulgee's smoke-filled earthlodge, chiefs, council members and ceremonial leaders sat around the central fire, an eagle effigy molded into the earthen floor at their feet. What happened here 1000 years ago? Discover the surprising answers … and the Mysteries of the Mounds.

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Produced by Gray Warriner of Camera One in cooperation with the Ocmulgee National Monument.

Ocmulgee National Monument (NPS)

Mississippian Culture (Wikipedia)

Mississippian (Illinois State Museum)

An Introduction to North America's Native Peoples (Cabrillo College)

Mississippian Period (Native Americans for Kids)

Southeast Archaeological Center (NPS)