The Ely Mound Archaeological Site is located adjacent to Indian Creek,
near Rose Hill, in Lee County, and
dates to the latter part of the Mississippian Period (ca. AD 1200–1650). Lucien Carr, the assistant curator
of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, excavated
approximately one-sixth of the nineteen-feet-high mound in the 1870s. Although the
lower half of the mound contained few indications of human occupation, the upper half
. . .
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