Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park is managed by the state park.


Sauls Mound.
Sauls Mound.


Summer solstice from Sauls Mound.
Summer solstice from Sauls Mound.

Winter equinox from Sauls Mound.
Winter equinox from Sauls Mound.


Twin Mounds.
Twin Mounds.


Granite pendant from Burial 4, northern Twin Mound.
Granite pendant from Burial 4, northern Twin Mound.


Copperhead at Pinson Mounds, 2013.
Copperhead at Pinson Mounds, 2013.

Suggested Reading

Mainfort, Robert C., Jr.
2013  Pinson Mounds: Middle Woodland Ceremonialism in the Midsouth.  The University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville.

Mainfort, Robert C., Jr.
1986  Pinson Mounds: A Middle Woodland Ceremonial Center.  Tennessee Department of Conservation, Division of Archaeology, Research Series No. 7.

Mainfort, Robert C. Jr. (editor)
1980  Archaeological Investigations at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area: 1974, 1975, and 1978 Field Seasons.  Tennessee Department of Conservation, Division of Archaeology, Research Series No. 1.