Mississippi River Origins

Poverty Point NM

Poverty Point contains a collection of earthworks built during a 600-year period.  The mounds are concentric half-circles, 4 to 6 feet high with an outside diameter of three-quarters of a mile apart. With no human remains or heaps of shells, archaeologists assume that these mounds were simply symbols of power and wealth. Dating to the Late Archaic period, […]

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