Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin

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Parkin Archeological State Park, also known as Parkin Indian Mound, is an archeological site and state park in Parkin, Cross County, Arkansas. Around 1350 - 1650 CE an aboriginal palisaded village existed at the site, at the confluence of the St. Francis and Tyronza Rivers. Artifacts from this site are on display at the site museum. The Parkin Site is the type site for the Parkin phase, an expression of the Mississippian culture from the Late Mississippian period. Many archeologists believe it to be part of the province of Casqui, documented as visited by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. Archeological artifacts from the village of the Parkin people are dated to 1400 - 1650 CE.The Parkin site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964 for its significance as a type site of the Parkin Phase. In 1966, the Parkin Indian Mound was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Parkin Archeological State Park is located at 60 Arkansas Highway 184 North, Parkin, Arkansas.
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  • We stumpled upon this national park after visiting Beale St and deciding Memphis was not for us! So glad we came upon this national Park. There is an outside archeological site that provides a lovely ...  more »
  • Parkin is still on my mind a week later -- What a great site to explore thousands of years of American history, and get to know this corner of Ark.! The mound is well preserved/protected, and the muse...  more »
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  • Wonderful people oversee this place. Amazing history. Very helpful and friendly staff. There's a museum, gift shop, documentary viewing area. And there's a 3/4 mile paved path for self-guided tours. Much more.
  • Incredible! We just happened to go the one day of the year that they made authentic native american food for all visitors to try. The displays of skins, weapons, and tools are all hands on. My whole family had an great time and even the gift shop is very reasonably priced. A great place to take the family to learn about the Mississippian Indian tribe and learn a lot for free

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