White cylinders give visitors an idea of how large the post circles in the plaza were.
Nothing else like Poverty Point’s six C-shaped earthen ridges existed in the ancient world.
Mound F was only recently discovered and is the last Poverty Point-aged mound built by American Indians on the site.
Mound E is a low, flat-topped mound reaching 13 feet tall, 360 feet wide and 30 feet long.
Mound D was built by a group of American Indians 2,000 years after the people of Poverty Point.
Mound C is the only mound built in the plaza during Poverty Point times.
Many different kinds of beads and pendants have been found at Poverty Point.
Polished bone awls and needles are among the tools found at Poverty Point.
Built around 1700 B.C., Mound B is a small, conical mound 21 feet tall and 180 feet in diameter.
Archaeologists have found many flat stone artifacts believed to be atlatl weights.