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Jaketown Site is a site with Indian mounds which dates about 2000 BC ? 1500 AD. The firsts settlement which is known as Poverty Point culture traded raw materials and produced manufactured items. The site has two rectangular mounds in which a ramp used as a stairway is visible in the eastern side. When the site was excavated, there were pottery fragments which dates to 1000 ? 1500 AD. There are other smaller mounds that confirms Indian settlements.

It is listed as a historic site and there are many artifacts found on the site. The parts of the site and some of the mounds were found to be damaged because of plowing and construction of highways. The two largest and most visible mounds are now owned and protected by the state of Mississippi. Jaketown site is very popular to archaeological researchers because of the many remains that have been excavated here. The site is available for viewing but the grounds has not been developed for on-site visitors. The mounds are covered with underbrushes but are still very visible. Many visitors with archaeological interests visit and view this place.
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