Poverty Point National Monument

National Park Service, Louisiana.

Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was - and is - also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites.


By car, from Interstate 20, take the Delhi exit and travel north on LA 17, east on LA 134 and north on LA 577.

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