Michael Hargraves, PhD., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers CEERD-CERL will present on Louisiana’s Poverty Point World Heritage Site.
Current testing with a variety of geophysical (remote sensing) methods have revealed interesting new information about how ancient peoples used this Late Archaic mound complex and its large plaza. Second in size only to Cahokia’s Monks Mound, this mound stands over 70 feet tall. Near the mound, six concentric rings of earthen ridges enclose a large plaza area with “woodhenge-like” post features.
This whole complex forms a unique and unexpected backdrop for the hunting and gathering society that built it around 1500 BC. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the site from Dr. Hargraves this January.