Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Archaeological Park

Betsy Irwin talked about the Moundville Archaeological Park, one of the largest Middle Mississippian culture sites in America. She explained the origins and significance of the mounds and how clans of Native American tribes lived at this site from about 1000-1450 A.D.

Description

Betsy Irwin talked about the Moundville Archaeological Park, one of the largest Middle Mississippian culture sites in America. She explained the origins and significance of the mounds and how clans of Native American tribes lived at this site from about 1000-1450 A.D.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the origins of the mounds.
  • Why was this area an ideal place for early settlers?
  • Explain the structure and significance of the mounds in this area.
  • Describe the various methods of excavation that can be used to determine which areas to explore prior to beginning the process.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Agriculture
    • Alabama
    • Black Warrior River
    • Clan
    • Coastal Plain

    Topics

    State HistoryU.S. History