Welcome to the Mississippi Archaeology Trails Website! This website is designed to introduce you to the many unique and incredible cultures that make up the great state of Mississippi that we know today. Explore the rich archaeological heritage of the regions of Mississippi, travel back in time to learn about our earliest inhabitants or discover the diverse cultural history of our ancestors. There is something for everyone here from games for children, to lesson plans for teachers, to archaeological information for professional archaeologists. If you are interested in researching a specific topic, you can use the search tab or check out our topics section for possible items of interest. We hope you enjoy exploring the archaeology of Mississippi.
October is Archaeology Month in Mississippi!
Archaeology month activities include public talks on archaeology and archaeological methods, visits to ongoing archaeological fieldwork projects, site tours, and even fieldwork opportunities. Click here to view a schedule of events. Click here to print your invitations.
The Winterville Site
Explore the Mississippian culture of the 23 mound Winterville site and join Dr. Edwin Jackson's archaeological team as they make several excavations into the incredible 43 acre plaza. Click here.
Indian Mounds Page
Begin your exploration of Mississippi's Indian Mounds Trail by clicking here.
Word Of The Day: Four for the Holidays
RASPBERRY: Rubus occidentalis, American or black raspberry is a deciduous shrub with thorny stems. The berries are high in anthrocyenins, dietary fiber, vitamin C, manganese, some vitamin K, low=sugar, and no starch. It was part of the Native American diet. TEXTURE: In geology, a term for the size, shape, and distribution of the particles that constitute a rock. ECOLOGICAL EFFECIENCY: Percentage of energy transferred from one trophic level to another in a food web or chain. MALARIA: A disease produced by a parasitic protozoan that multiplies in and destroys red blood cells. Transmitted by mosquitos, malaria is endemic in the tropics and is present in Mississippi.