Mound C was a special cemetery for certain privileged ("elite") members of the Davis community. It was established early in the site's history and periodically refurbished and reused for the next 300-400 years. The deceased were placed into burial pits (tombs) that were dug deeply beneath the then-existing surface into the original ground. Once built, the mound was periodically enlarged and resurfaced, never standing any taller than about 20 feet (6 meters). Graphic by Dee Ann Story.
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