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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Adjacent to West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
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Lower Jackson, located one-half mile south of this highway, was once thought to be part of the nearby Poverty Point site. However, charcoal found beneath the mound dates it to 3500 BC, 2000 years earlier than Poverty Point. The mound was built in . . . — — Map (db m109313) HM|
|Galloway Place, also known as Hodgkins Place, is a well-preserved conical mound on the eastern edge of Macon Ridge. It is 10 feet tall and 80 feet in diameter. Soil studied and artifacts suggest people lived here as early as 1700 BC, about the same . . . — — Map (db m167470) HM|
|It is unknown why the people of Poverty Point left this location and why it was not intensively utilized again for 1,800 years. After the Late Archaic period, American Indian use of the site was apparently intermittent, based on the sparse number of . . . — — Map (db m110035) HM|
Clovis and other spear point types typical of the Paleoindian period are found at Poverty Point and at other sites on Macon Ridge. They are scattered, as if the people were highly mobile, only stopping briefly as they moved across the landscape. . . . — — Map (db m110001) HM|
|The Poverty Point earthworks,
located 1.1 miles north, date to
1700-1100 B.C. Built by Native
Americans who hunted, fished,
and gathered wild foods. The 5
mounds, 6 ridges, and 43-acre
plaza present a design unique
in the world. A 6th mound . . . — — Map (db m109222) HM|
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World
Heritage Committee has designated the
Monumental Earthworks of
World Heritage Site
thereby placing it on a select . . . — — Map (db m109481) HM|
Mound B is the oldest mound at Poverty Point. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal
from the mound indicates that its construction began about 1600 B.C.
Mound B today is about 20 feet in height and it is 180 feet in diameter at its . . . — — Map (db m109490) HM|
Mound C measures today about 260 feet long by 80 feet wide,
but some of its original width has been lost through erosion
into Bayou Macon. It appears to be about 6 feet tall, but its true
base is about 2 feet lower than the current height of . . . — — Map (db m109491) HM|
|The people of Poverty Point were the ancestors of modern American Indians.
But, people lived in North America long before Poverty Point. How and when
did the first American Indians arrive on the continent?
For many years, archaeologists . . . — — Map (db m109996) HM|
The artifacts found at Poverty Point and related sites are incredibly diverse and sophisticated. The majority of objects are of stone or fired earth (ceramic). This is because the acidic soils at the site do not preserve bone or wood, so very few . . . — — Map (db m110034) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m109314) HM|
The Poverty Point site earthworks are the largest in North America at the
time they were built (1700 B.C. to 1100 B. C.). The huge size and
complexity indicates that the inhabitants were settled, even though they
were hunter-gatherers and also . . . — — Map (db m109486) HM|
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Poverty Point has long been known for its rich cultural heritage. Years of conservation, preservation, archaeological research, and interpretive development resulted in the 2014 designation of the Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point as a . . . — — Map (db m110172) HM|
The Southwest ridges have been greatly reduced in size because of extensive farming activities and natural erosion. They average about 2 feet in height today but may have been as much as 5 feet high when they were built by the Poverty Point . . . — — Map (db m109488) HM|
|Poverty Point is situated on Macon Ridge, an elevated landform
on the western edge of the Mississippi River floodplain. Being
located on Macon Ridge means that the site was safe from seasonal
floods. It remained high and dry even during the . . . — — Map (db m110033) HM|
Earthen mounds had been built before, during the Middle
Archaic period. Single ridges had, too. But, the six nested
ridges at Poverty Point are unique in both their formation
and their scale. The diameter of the outermost ridge, from
north to . . . — — Map (db m110030) HM|
The Poverty Point earthwork complex is a
monumental achievement worthy of celebration.
It was built and occupied from about 1700 BC to
1100 BC. This site is often considered to be the
"New York City" of its day because it appears to
have . . . — — Map (db m110003) HM|