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

Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point

World Heritage Site

 
 
Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker
Inscription.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee has designated the
Monumental Earthworks of
Poverty Point

as a
World Heritage Site
thereby placing it on a select list of protected areas around the world whose exceptional resources from a common inheritance for all humanity.

As a pre-agricultural mound complex dating from 1700 B.C. to 1100 B.C., this site ranks among the world's premier archaeological properties due to its profound universal significance. It is the 22nd site in the U.S. to be inscribed on the World Heritage List.
June 22, 2014

 
Erected 2014 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 32° 38.155′ N, 91° 24.203′ W. Marker is near Pioneer, Louisiana, in West Carroll Parish. Marker can be reached from Louisiana Route 577 1.2 miles from Louisiana Route 134. Touch for map. Located in front of the site museum. 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. The Poverty Point Landscape (a few steps from this marker); This is Poverty Point (a few steps from this marker); The Natural and Cultural Environment (a few steps from this marker); Before Poverty Point (a few steps from this marker); Poverty Point Artifacts (a few steps
Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker in front of Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point Marker in front of Museum.
from this marker); Peopling of the Americas (a few steps from this marker); Poverty Point World Heritage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); After Poverty Point (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioneer.
 
Also see . . .
1. UNESCO website about unveiling of plaque. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Poverty Point. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Entrance sign to the Poverty Point World Heritage Site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. Entrance sign to the Poverty Point World Heritage Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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