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9 Things Archaeologists Discovered In Mississippi That Will Amaze You

Native American history is all over Mississippi. Literally. The state’s landscape is teeming with stories of inhabitants from thousands of years ago. You just have to know where to look for it, and a good place to start is the Natchez Trace Parkway. Several historic mounds, used by Native Americans for everything from burials to ceremonies, can be found along the famous parkway. At first glance, these mounds may not look like much but archaeological excavations and studies definitely prove otherwise. Read on and learn more about some of the amazing discoveries made by archaeologists in Mississippi.

Learn more about the state’s mounds here.

Ready to see the mounds? Check out information on the recently opened Mississippi Mound Trail here.

Have you visited any of these interesting sites from the past?

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.