Latitude: 32.273166 Longitude: -91.993833
— From La 847, head north
on La 133. Go 5.6 miles to marker on left.
La 15, head south on La 133. Go 9.8 miles to marker on right.
of Mounds: 2
of Visible Mounds: 2
site is an excellent example of a small Troyville hamlet/village.
Landerneau has two dome-shaped mounds and an associated village
midden (accumulated debris), and is about 300 feet west of the
Boeuf River. Each mound was built in a single stage. The taller
one (Md. A), about 4 feet high and 130 feet in diameter, serves
as a historic cemetery. The other mound (Md. B) is 3 feet tall
and about 135 feet in diameter. The modern 2-story house on it
was built on the site of the original homeplace of the Landerneau
family. Highway construction exposed the midden on the east side
of the site. A 1998 excavation found pottery, bone, and shell
there, and showed that fish was the main food source. Radiocarbon
dating of charcoal from the site gives an age of AD 530–590
(Troyville period). Because it’s a “single component
site” (only one culture lived there), it was easier for
archaeologists to accurately determine the food and artifacts
the Troyville people used.