Location: Alabama         Length: 17 min.

Eight hundred years ago a fortified town stood on the banks of the Black Warrior River in Alabama. It was a prehistoric metropolis, the ceremonial heart of an advanced Mississippian society. Today this town is called Moundville. Its inhabitants were highly organized. With organization came power, trade and wealth on an unprecedented scale. They created huge earthworks and mounds, but also refined works of art. This video explores Moundville and the prehistoric cultural phenomenon that it represents.

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A film by Gray Warriner

Copyright 1999 by Camera One

Images from World History: Mississippian Civilization: Southern Region (Google Maps)

Mississippian Period:Overview (New Georgia Encyclopedia)

Native Americans: The Mississippian Saga (Illinois State Museum)

University of Alabama Moundville Archaeological Park (After School Alabama)

Moundville Archaeological Park-Ancient Site (University of Alabama)