The other type of mounds in Aztalan are Platform mounds - the structures typical of Mississippian culture (above). These were used for
burial and other ceremonial purposes. Aztalan mounds and other parts of the site were partially destroyed by European settlers. What you
see today - platform mounds, steps leading to the top of them, stockades around them - was painstakingly restored in the last few decades.
There is an evidence that before the arrival of Mississippian people the same site was used by the Woodland Paleo-Indians. The Aztalan
site was surrounded by groups of different mounds. Most of them were obliterated by farming, so it's not clear which mounds were
associated with Mississippians and which ones with Woodland people. Greenwood Mound Group was located immediately to the west
of Aztalan. Drumlin Mound was located further west on top of dominating hill. Another similar mound and an effigy mound were located
north of the village. And to the east, right across Crawfish River, there was an effigy mound and some conical mounds. I couldn't find more information, but it seems that some of them survived to this day, since the east bank of the river is protected as a part of the Aztalan
State park. The only well known mound definitely surviving to this day is Princess Mound (see below).