Most of the animal remains found on-site were from locally caught fish in this hunter-gatherer community. © Martin Pate
The mystery of Poverty Point World Heritage Site dates back more than 3,400 years. Learn more below about the people, mounds and artifacts left behind representing an exceptional hunter-gatherer tradition.
Now that you've decided to visit Poverty Point World Heritage Site, check out places to eat, nearby things to do and attractions, and area accommodations.
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