Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site

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Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site
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Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site is located in Illinois
Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site
Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site is located in the United States
Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site
LocationWestern side of Oklahoma Hill Rd., Columbia, Illinois
Coordinates38°29′40″N 90°13′52″W / 38.49444°N 90.23111°W / 38.49444; -90.23111Coordinates: 38°29′40″N 90°13′52″W / 38.49444°N 90.23111°W / 38.49444; -90.23111
Area340 acres (140 ha)
NRHP reference No.73000712[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 1973

The Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site is a prehistoric archaeological site in rural Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois. The site was the location of a Middle Mississippian village which was probably a satellite community of Cahokia. Several pyramidal burial mounds are included in the site. Archaeological excavations at the site have also discovered the remains of houses and garden beds, making the site one of the few Mississippian villages at which garden beds have been found. The site has been known to European settlers since early settlement of the area in the late 18th century; despite being used for farmland, the site remains in good condition.[2]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Fowler, Melvin L., and Glen A. Freimuth. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lunsford-Pulcher Archeological Site. National Park Service.

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