Poverty Point

Definition

Poverty Point is an archaeological and historic site in Louisiana, USA, dated to c. 1700-1100 BCE, enclosing one of the most significant Native American mound sites from Pre-Colonial America. It was once the location of a grand complex of residential homes built on platform earthen C-shaped ridges facing a central plaza with a ceremonial mound and other mounds surrounding the ridges.

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Timeline

  • c. 1700 BCE - c. 1100 BCE
    The prehistoric Native American city, now known as the archaeological site Poverty Point, is built and flourishes.
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