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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: 'Moundville Mississippian Indian Civilization, 1000-1450 A.D.

 

46. Moundville Mississippian Indian Civilization, 1000-1450 A.D.

Moundville, Hale County

 

Eight hundred years ago Moundville may have been one of the largest cities in North America. People of the Mississippian culture built an elaborate settlement here on the banks of the Black Warrior River with numerous large earthen mounds.