Mann Site to Angel Mounds by Mike Linderman

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PRE-CONTACT NATIVE
AMERICAN LIFE IN SOUTHERN
INDIANA
From Mann Site to Angel Site
Mann Site, Posey County
Mann Facts
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Mann is part of the Hopewell Culture, with the
occupation of this site around the year 300.
Could possibly be the largest and most advanced
Hopewell site in all of North America
500+ acres with 20-25 mounds
Population is unknown due to lack of research.
Last excavation was conducted in 1971
Current property is owned by 9 different families.
Steatite Hair Piece
Jaguar Hair Pin
Clay Figurines
Bear Canines ?
Copper Ear Spools
Angel Mounds State Historic Site,
Vanderburgh/Warrick Counties
Mississippian Culture
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Existed at Angel Site from around 1000 to 1450.
Large village site with population at around 2,000
people
11 earth works designed to elevate the elite. Earth
works are truncated pyramids
Purchased by Eli Lilly and the Indiana Historical
Society in 1938.
Excavations since 1939 annually by Indiana
University.
Eli Lilly and Glenn Black
WPA excavations 1939-1942
Kneeling Man
House locations
Mound A
Mound A
Angel Mounds Today
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Owned by the State of Indiana, part of the Indiana
State Museum and Historic Sites
Mineral rights are with the Indiana Historical
Society
Indiana University and the Glenn A. Black Lab of
Archaeology own the excavation rights.
Largest of the State Historic Sites with 603 acres
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