|Ruins of a hut on one of the mounds|
|Recently (2008) felled large trees on the mounds|
|Feral hog rooting|
|More feral hog rooting|
|Yet more feral hog rooting|
|Mound in winter|
|Big mound covered with palmetto|
The site deserves intensive archaeological investigation. It has great potential for tourism, but access would have to be created, though that would not be particularly difficult. Before the site could be opened for tourism, we would have to do some archaeology, if only to provide sensible interpretation. The site needs to be properly mapped and dated. It sure would be nice to know about the functions of the mounds and the causeways connecting them. There may also be a charnel pond there that ought to be located and properly protected and conserved.
The feral hogs need to be controlled. The site is located within a large state wildlife management facility. The hogs can be shot during the appropriate interval of hunting season. We probably need to do that. Don't ask me who "we" is.
(I started this blog post in April 2011. I just finished it after having noted a draft post languishing in cyber-oblivion.)