Follow In The Footsteps Of Ancient Engineers
Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was - and is - also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites.
Plan Your Expedition
Poverty Point is managed by the state of Louisiana (no federal facilities at the site).Read More
Arrowheads and Earth Mounds
Discover how archeologists put together the pieces to glimpse the daily lives of Poverty Point’s people.Read More
The virtual museums of the National Park Service hold treasures from ancient baskets to dinosaur bones to artworks. “Walk” on in!Read More