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Emerald Mound

Emerald Mound is a Plaquemine culture Mississippian period archaeological site located on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The site dates from the period between 1200 and 1730 CE. The site was at one point used by the later Natchez people as their main ceremonial center. The platform mound is the second-largest Pre-Columbian earthwork in the country, after Monk's Mound at Cahokia, Illinois. Emerald Mound was stabilized by the National Park Service in 1955 and was declared a National Historic Landmark by 1989.
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