Poverty Point http://wkms.org en MSU Archaeologist on New Findings at Poverty Point http://wkms.org/post/msu-archaeologist-new-findings-poverty-point <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tracy Ross speaks with Anthony </span>Ortmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Murray State </span>Archaeologist<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, contributing to new thinking about the prehistoric earthworks at Poverty Point. These were built about 3500 years ago on the edge of the Mississippi floodplain in northeastern Louisiana. One of the mounds stands 72-feet high and has a base almost the size of 10 football fields. They speak about how Anthony came to work at Poverty Point and why the site is historically significant, also, new findings and research about the site. </span><a href="http://www.nps.gov/popo/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Click here for more about Poverty Point and how to visit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:48:14 +0000 Tracy Ross 33337 at http://wkms.org MSU Archaeologist on New Findings at Poverty Point