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Pioneer in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Poverty Point Earthworks

Ancient Mounds Trail

 
 
Poverty Point Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Poverty Point Earthworks Marker
Inscription. Poverty Point is a complex of six mounds and six semi-circular ridges built about 1500 BC. The earthworks at this site were the largest in the Western Hemisphere at that time. Many of the artifacts found here show these Indians had an extensive trade network.
 
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana Ancient Mounds Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 38.173′ N, 91° 24.316′ W. Marker is in Pioneer, Louisiana, in West Carroll Parish. Touch for map. Located just past the Poverty Point World Heritage Site entrance heading north. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6859 LA-577, Pioneer LA 71266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Poverty Point Earthworks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); After Poverty Point (about 500 feet away); Poverty Point World Heritage Site (about 500 feet away); Peopling of the Americas (about 500 feet away); Poverty Point Artifacts (about 500 feet away); The Natural and Cultural Environment
View from marker towards Poverty Point World Heritage Site entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View from marker towards Poverty Point World Heritage Site entrance.
(about 500 feet away); Before Poverty Point (about 500 feet away); This is Poverty Point (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioneer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana - Poverty Point Earthworks. (Submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Poverty Point. (Submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansNotable Places
 
Poverty Point Earthworks map image. Click for full size.
By State of Louisiana
3. Poverty Point Earthworks map
View of Mound A in background between the trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
4. View of Mound A in background between the trees.
Mound A is the largest mound and is about 70 feet tall and more than 700 by 640 feet at its base. Some archaeologists believe it is an effigy mound, built in the shape of a bird.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site entrance, with museum in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
5. Poverty Point World Heritage Site entrance, with museum in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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