The Mounds at Kolomoki

A Virtual Exploration of Woodland Indian Culture in Georgia

By Georgia Public Broadcasting

Kolomoki Mounds State Park Map (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Kolomoki Mounds State Park Map

Native Americans Building a Mound (2016) by Kolomoki Mounds State ParkGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Mounds built by early Native American groups served a variety of purposes, mostly ceremonial. They required extensive labor to build.

Kolomoki Great Temple Mound (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

The Great Temple Mound located in Early County, Georgia, near the Chattahoochee River was the focal point around which all other activity in Kolomoki society was organized.

Kolomoki Great Temple Mound (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Kolomoki Native Americans Building a Burial Pit (2016) by Kolomoki Mounds State ParkGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Woodland Indians constructed burial pits out of locally harvested logs. These pits may then have been covered with earth to form a mound.

Kolomoki Burial Mound (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

The Burial Mound (Mound D) is over 20 feet high. It was built in stages over time.

Kolomoki Indian Burial Mound (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Kolomoki Ceremonial Ball Game (2016) by Kolomoki Mounds State ParkGeorgia Public Broadcasting

The Ceremonial Mound (Mound H) was a center for both ritual and recreation, such as the ball game depicted in this print.

Kolomoki Indian Ceremonial Mound (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Kolomoki Artifacts (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Artifacts discovered at the Kolomoki site suggest that the Woodland Indians traded along extensive networks to the south and north.

Kolomoki Pottery and Artifacts (2016) by Georgia Public BroadcastingGeorgia Public Broadcasting

Numerous examples of art and pottery were excavated at the Kolomoki site. Much of the pottery was stamped with a specific pattern, which has also been found at other sites along Kolomoki Creek.

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