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This archaeological site which was home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D. is the Etowah Indian Mounds, a National Historic Landmark. The 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, a village site, borrow pits and a defensive ditch. It is located on the north shore of the Etowah River in North Georgia. Late 20th-century studies showed that the mounds were built and occupied by prehistoric indigenous peoples of the South Appalachian Mississippian culture. Etowah is the most intact Mississippian culture site in the Southeastern United States. While only nine percent of this site has been excavated, examination at Mound C (a 63-foot earthen knoll) and surrounding artifacts has revealed much about the people who lived here.

In March 1998, Sarah's Program Challenge class went on an overnight field trip to Chattanooga. I went along as a chaperone and on the way we stopped at Etowah Indian Mounds. Program Challenge is a class for accelerated students. They attended one full day each week and had to make up their regular classwork.

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