A multimound site whose main period of occupation was during the Balmoral Phase(1000-1100 CE) of the Tensas Basin and Natchez Bluffs Coles Creek chronology, located in Madison Parish, Louisiana and constructed between 7 CEA multimound site located in Saint Charles Parish, Louisiana near the town of Paradis, Louisiana, first inhabited about 800 CE by peoples of the Coles Creek culture.
By 1100 CE the culture of the site had transitioned into the Mississippianized Plaquemine culture that lasted until 1450 CE.
A little later was a Late Mississippian/protohistic period that lasted from 1500 until about 1700 or 1800.
Instead of being primarily for burial, mounds were constructed to support temples and other civic structures.
Pyramidal mounds with flat tops and ramps were constructed, usually over successive years and with many layers.
Sites typical of this period are Mount Nebo, Holly Bluff, Kings Crossing, and Lake Agnes.
Many Coles Creek mounds were erected over earlier mortuary mounds, leading researchers to speculate that emerging elites were symbolically and physically appropriating dead ancestors to emphasize and project their own authority.
Most pots were decorated only on the upper half, usually with designs of incised lines or impressed tool marks.
Colors ranged from tan, black, brown and gray, although the rare red example is known. An archaeological site of the Coastal Coles Creek culture, dating to 800 to 1100 CE near Grand Chenier, Louisiana in Cameron Parish.
Maize is found in very limited quantities, but by 1000-1200 CE had begun to increase, although nowhere near the levels it would reach in later Mississippian culture times.
The bow and arrow was introduced in this period, although the atlatl continued to be used.
A multimound site of the Coastal Coles Creek culture, built and occupied from 700 to 1000 CE on Pecan Island in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
Of the 45 recorded Coastal Coles Creek sites in the Petite Anse region, it is the only one with ceremonial substructure mounds and was possibly the center of a local chiefdom.
Ford after his investigations at the Mazique Archeological Site.