Sunday, February 7, 2016

Louisiana - Epps, Poverty Point, Mound A

Mound A
The largest mound in North America at 1400 B.C.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Epps, Louisiana

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Poverty Point comprises several earthworks and mounds built in the Americas by a group of Native Americans of the Poverty Point culture. The culture extended 100 miles (160 km) across the Mississippi Delta. The original purposes of Poverty Point have not been determined by archaeologists, although they have proposed various possibilities including that it was: a settlement, a trading center, and/or a ceremonial religious complex.

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On June 22, 2014, UNESCO approved Poverty Point as a World Heritage Site.

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