Poverty Point

The Western Hemisphere. General term for the Americas following their discovery by Europeans, thus setting them in contradistinction to the Old World of Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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Poverty Point

Post by uniface » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:54 pm

[N]ew research in the current issue of the journal Geoarchaeology, offers compelling evidence that one of the massive earthen mounds at Poverty Point was constructed in less than 90 days, and perhaps as quickly as 30 days
http://lostworlds.org/native-americans- ... -confirms/

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Re: Poverty Point

Post by kbs2244 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:22 pm

This should not be a surprise.
I will try and find the reference, but I remember on of the guys studying the ST. Louis mounds building a good sized mound with volunteers carrying baskets of dirt.
Not overly large. Just a comfortable load.
It took about a week as I recall.

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