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Poverty Point

Poverty Point (French: Pointe de Pauvreté) is a prehistoric earthworks of the Poverty Point culture, now a historic monument located in the Southern United States. It is 15.5 miles (24.9 km) from the current Mississippi River, and situated on the edge of Maçon Ridge, near the village of Epps in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.

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Poverty Point - Discovery, Excavation and Tourism - New Age and Pseudoarchaeological Interpretations
... among the Cornstalks (1984), claimed that Poverty Point was built by refugees who fled up the Mississippi River after their home, Atlantis, was destroyed in 1198 BCE ... of former Atlanteans were able to unleash the psychic energies of Poverty Point by spilling purified water on the oak tree upon the main mound at the site ...
Louisianna - History - Prehistory
... Nearly 2,000 years later, Poverty Point, the largest and best-known Late Archaic site in the state, was built ... The Poverty Point culture may have hit its peak around 1500 BCE, making it the first complex culture, and possibly the first tribal culture in North America ... The Poverty Point culture was followed by the Tchefuncte and Lake Cormorant cultures of the Tchula period, local manifestations of Early Woodland period ...
History Of Louisiana - Prehistory - Archaic Period
... By 2200, during the Late Archaic period the Poverty Point culture occupied much of Louisiana and was spread into several surrounding states ... The largest and best-known site is near modern-day Epps, Louisiana at Poverty Point ... The Poverty Point culture may have hit its peak around 1500, making it the first complex culture, and possibly the first tribal culture, not only in the Mississippi Delta but in the ...
Jaketown Site
... developed and was inhabited much earlier, from 2000-600 BCE, during the Poverty Point culture within the Late Archaic period of the United States ... earthwork complex of the period is at Poverty Point, Louisiana ... Because of its importance of a regional trade center of the Poverty Point culture in the Archaic period, and long human occupation, the site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990 ...
Flags Of Native Americans In The United States - History - Pre-Columbian
... culture, is primarily identified by use of fluted spear points ... The culture is identified by the distinctive Clovis point, a flaked flint spear-point with a notched flute, by which it was inserted into a shaft ... The Folsom Tradition was characterized by use of Folsom points as projectile tips, and activities known from kill sites, where slaughter and butchering of bison took ...

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