Poverty Point

National Monument - Louisiana

Poverty Point National Monument is a prehistoric earthwork constructed by the Poverty Point culture. The Poverty Point site is located in present-day northeastern Louisiana though evidence of the Poverty Point culture extends throughout much of the Southeastern Woodlands. The culture extended 100 miles (160 km) across the Mississippi Delta and south to the Gulf Coast. The site contains earthen ridges and mounds, built by indigenous people between 1700 and 1100 BC during the Late Archaic period in North America.

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https://www.nps.gov/popo/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_Point Poverty Point National Monument is a prehistoric earthwork constructed by the Poverty Point culture. The Poverty Point site is located in present-day northeastern Louisiana though evidence of the Poverty Point culture extends throughout much of the Southeastern Woodlands. The culture extended 100 miles (160 km) across the Mississippi Delta and south to the Gulf Coast. The site contains earthen ridges and mounds, built by indigenous people between 1700 and 1100 BC during the Late Archaic period in North America. Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was - and is - also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites. By car, from Interstate 20, take the Delhi exit and travel north on LA 17, east on LA 134 and north on LA 577. Poverty Point World Heritage Site Located in northeastern Louisiana, Poverty Point National Monument can be visited in any season. This site, which contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America, is managed by the state of Louisiana. These state park facilities are open to the public. Learn more on the Louisiana State Parks Poverty Point website. Please note that there are NO federal facilities! Bird Mound A grassy green mound. A grassy green mound. Bird Mound Bird Mound - a grassy green mound. Bird Mound - a grassy green mound. Bird Mound Bird Mound - a grassy green mound. Bird Mound - a grassy green mound. Dendrogeomorphological Analysis of Earthwork Stability at Poverty Point SHS, Louisiana In August 2010, the trees were removed from the earthen mounds at Poverty Point State Historic Site in northeast Louisiana. It provided a unique opportunity to investigate the stability of the earthworks under different vegetation regimes. LiDAR map of Poverty Point National Monument, with earthworks labeled.

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