In June, Poverty Point became the first site in Louisiana to join the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Dating back some 3,500 years, it represents the largest, most complex settlement of its age in North America.
On October 11, LEH staff members traveled to Poverty Point for the official inscription ceremony. U.S. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne were among the speakers at a daylong celebration of the recognition.
Click here to read William Caverlee’s “The Owls of Poverty Point” from the Winter 2012 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas.
Click here to read the KnowLa entry on Poverty Point.