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Lower Jackson Mound can be seen in far distance. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
Lower Jackson Mound can be seen in far distance.
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Epps — Lower Jackson Mound Ancient Mounds Trail
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 a . . . — Map (db m109313) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — After Poverty Point Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Before Poverty Point Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Earthworks of Poverty Point
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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 . . . — Map (db m109481) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Mound B Poverty Point Earthworks
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 base Originally, . . . — Map (db m109490) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Mound C Poverty Point Earthworks
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 the . . . — Map (db m109491) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Peopling of the Americas Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Poverty Point Artifacts Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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 of . . . — Map (db m110034) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Poverty Point Earthworks Ancient Mounds Trail
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Poverty Point Earthworks
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Poverty Point State Historic Site
Prehistoric Earthworks Built between 1600 B.C. to 1100 B.C. by Hunters and Gatherers Largest and most Elaborate Native American Settlement of its Time in North America Preserving Our Heritage for Past and Future Generations . . . — Map (db m109485) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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 UNESCO . . . — Map (db m110172) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — Southwest Ridges Poverty Point Earthworks
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 people . . . — Map (db m109488) HM
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — The Natural and Cultural Environment Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — The Poverty Point Landscape Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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
Louisiana (West Carroll Parish), Pioneer — This is Poverty Point Poverty Point World Heritage Site
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 been . . . — Map (db m110003) HM

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