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Location: Louisiana         Length: 22 min.

A discovery in northeastern Louisiana opened a new window on ancient America and eventually led scientists to uncover new evidence of a highly developed ancient American culture in the lower Mississippi delta between 1730 and 1350 B.C. At the heart of the site is one of the largest native constructions in eastern North America, earthworks that are the oldest of their size in the Western Hemisphere. This video tells the story of the ancient American hunter-gatherers who lived in a sophisticated community we now call Poverty Point.

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Produced by the Office of State Parks; State of Louisiana, Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism; and Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Copyright 1999 by Louisiana Educational Television Authority and Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism

Louisiana Division of Archaeology (Louisiana Office of Cultural Development)

Poverty Point State Historic Site (Louisiana State Parks)