Friday, May 30, 2014

Archaeologist Discovers New Mound at Poverty Point

Image Courtesy of Poverty Point's World Heritage Nomination PDF.

May 9, 2014.
Scott Rogers, of TheNewsStar.com, has written an article about the exciting new mound found
 at Poverty Point, a 3,000 year old mound site in Louisiana. 

Image Courtesy of Poverty Point's World Heritage Nomination PDF.

During survey work in 2011, Poverty Point archaeologist Diana Greenlee happened upon what she thought was an undiscovered mound created by the prehistoric Poverty Point inhabitants.
Additional research including sediment tests, proved her initial assumption true. Poverty Point has another mound. It was discovered in a remote wooded area of the site and designated now as Mound F."

Image Courtesty of Poverty Point's World Heritage Nomination PDF.

For more information about Poverty Point, 
the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism has produced an online pamphlet, here

In January 2013, Poverty Point was nominated to become a World Heritage Site to UNESCO
 (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), for more information, click here. For more information about Poverty Point's nomination, click here. For more information about UNESCO World Heritage,  visit our Frequently Asked Questions tab, here
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