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|Poverty Point program on tap|
The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will present an illustrated talk by Fran Hamilton entitled "So Just What is the Big Deal About Poverty Point?" in the museum auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13,.
Admission is free and seating is limited.
Hamilton is Assistant Station Archaeologist at the Poverty Point archaeological site in northeast Louisiana. She received her B.A. in anthropology from Texas A&M University and attended the graduate school program in anthropology at the University of Washington. An archaeologist for more than 30 years, Hamilton worked in the field of Cultural Resource Management before accepting the post at Poverty Point in 2011, fulfilling a life-long dream.
The Poverty Point site is a National Monument and is considered unique worldwide. Constructed more than 3000 years ago, the site consists of six parallel concentric ridges and six mounds constructed on the west bank of Bayou Mašon in West Carroll Parish.
Archaeologists began studying the Poverty Point site in the early twentieth century and recognized the site's importance in the 1950s. Significantly, this monumental site predates the introduction of agriculture by more than a thousand years. The people who built and used the earthworks lived by hunting, fishing, and gathering.
Light refreshments will be served. Call 601-446-6502 for more information.
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