Wednesday, September 7, 2016

USA - Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point

"Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point owes its name to a 19th-century plantation close to the site, which is in the Lower Mississippi Valley on a slightly elevated and narrow landform. The complex comprises five mounds, six concentric semi-elliptical ridges separated by shallow depressions and a central plaza. It was created and used for residential and ceremonial purposes by a society of hunter fisher-gatherers between 3700 and 3100 BP. It is a remarkable achievement in earthen construction in North America that was unsurpassed for at least 2,000 years." -

Postcard 1: Mound A
(the largest mound in North America)

"This postcard shows the USA World Heritage Site "Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point". These immense mounds of earth are built near the Mississippi River,
but their exact use is unclear. There are 5 mounds in all...", shares Donna.

Thank you so much Donna for sending me this wonderful postcard!

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