Near Pioneer in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Poverty Point Landscape
—Poverty Point World Heritage Site —
Moundbuilding at Poverty Point began with Mound B sometime around 1650 BC. Mound E was probably built at about the same time. The age of Mound C is not yet known, as inconsistent dates suggest it could have been one of the earlier mounds or one of the later ones. The remarkable Mound A, one of the largest mounds in North America, was created after 1400 BC. Late Archaic mound construction at Poverty Point likely ended with Mound F, sometime after 1250 BC.
The plaza, which appears today as just a large flat area, is also an earthwork. Traces of large circles of
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
Location. 32° 38.152′ N, 91° 24.215′ W. Marker is near Pioneer, Louisiana, in West Carroll Parish. Marker can be reached from Louisiana Route 577 1.2 miles north of Louisiana Route 134. Touch for map. Located near the Poverty Point Heritage Site Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6859 Hwy. 577, Pioneer LA 71266, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This is Poverty Point (here, next to this marker); Before Poverty Point (here, next to this marker); The Natural and Cultural Environment (here, next to this marker); Poverty Point Artifacts (here, next to this marker); Peopling of the Americas (here, next to this marker); Poverty Point World Heritage Site (here, next to this marker); After Poverty Point (here, next to this marker); Poverty Point Earthworks (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioneer.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.