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Anthropology Society- Poverty Point

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:30pm to Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:30pm

Dr. Diana Greenlee, the Station Archaeologist at Poverty Point, will be presenting on recent and ongoing research at the site, including archaeological, botanical, and geologic research, and in the surrounding landscape. The massive 72-foot-tall mound, enormous concentric half-circles and related earthworks composed of 2 million cubic yards of soil were built by hand over several generations approximately 3,000 years ago. These earthen mounds dwarfed every other earthen monument site for another 2,200 years. Materials/trade goods were brought into the site from over 800 miles away, while the Poverty Point World Heritage Site is located in rural northeastern Louisiana, but it has been called the "New York City of Its Day." And just as New York is not cut off from its surrounding area, neither was Poverty Point, therefore extensive research has begun in the surrounding areas, yielding new information every day.

Type: 
Speaker
Primary sponsor: 
Anthropology Society
Speaker/performer name: 
Dr. Diana Greenlee
Location: 
Mouton Hall
Room name/number: 
117
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Event target audience: 
Alumni
Faculty
General public
Students
Event open to: 
Alumni
Faculty
General public
Students
Admission info: 
Free to public
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