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The Poverty Point Culture

Local Manifestations, Subsistence Practices, and Trade Networks (Geoscience and Man)

by Kathleen M. Byrd

  • 80 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Geoscience Publications, Louisiana State Univ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Sociology,
  • Native American Archaeology,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Southern States,
  • Antiquities,
  • Congresses,
  • Indians of North America,
  • Poverty Point culture

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages203
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8417782M
    ISBN 100938909509
    ISBN 109780938909507

    The lake is named after nearby Poverty Point, a Native American site consisting of complex earthworks that has been a rich source of artifacts. Its builders, a people belonging to what's been dubbed the "Poverty Point culture," settled between 1, and B.C. on the banks of Bayou Macon near what is now the community of Epps.   Reconsidering The 'Culture Of Poverty' Why are poor people poor? For years, many scholars blamed it on a culture of poverty -- the idea that behavior and attitudes played a key role.

      Poverty Point: Revealing the Forgotten City. By Jenny Ellerbe and Diana M. Greenlee (Louisiana State University Press, ; pgs., illus., $40 cloth; )Poverty Point in northeastern Louisiana was the largest and most complex settlement in the long Archaic period of American human occupation. POVERTY POINT. POVERTY POINT, in northeastern Louisiana, is the most striking example of prehistoric Archaic culture in the southeastern United addition to typical Archaic stone projectile points, grooved stone axes, adzes, celts, tubular pipes, and steatite and sandstone vessels, the site also contains some of the most impressive aboriginal earthworks and mounds in North America.

      " Written in an engaging style, free of archaeological jargon, and extremely well illustrated. Highly recommended as the best overview of Poverty Point available to date." - Choice Magazine --Choice "[This book] will have wide appeal to readers interested in Native American culture in general.   Eleanor Leacock was a unique individual whose political life spanned both academics and the world of struggle. She was an anthropologist who was also a Communist Party sympathizer, blacklisted from tenured faculty positions for a number of years until she was finally hired full-time in the City University of New York system in /5(4).


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The Poverty Point Culture by Kathleen M. Byrd Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Poverty Point culture is the archaeological culture of a prehistoric indigenous peoples who inhabited a portion of North America's lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf coast from about - BC. Archeologists have identified more than sites belonging to this mound-builder culture, who also formed a large trading network throughout much of the eastern part of what is now.

Poverty Point: Revealing the Forgotten City is interesting, informative, and beautiful to look at. And I hope that it brings readers to visit the site for themselves.''--Louisiana Cultural Vistas ''A moving tribute to an earlier culture and to the beautiful transience of human life and the lasting beauty of /5(11).

Poverty Point culture is an archaeological picture of how certain Lower Mississippi Valley peoples lived between around and B.C. Archaeologists have identified aspects of this way of life over a large area of the Lower Mississippi Valley from a northerly point near the present junction of the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers (above the present-day town of Greenville, Mississippi) to.

Poverty Point State Historical Site (French: Pointe de Pauvreté; 16 WC 5) is a prehistoric earthwork constructed by the Poverty Point Poverty Point site is located in present-day northeastern Louisiana though evidence of the Poverty Point culture extends throughout much of the Southeastern culture extended miles ( km) across the Mississippi Delta and south to Location: West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, U.S.

The book is unlike any other I have come across and is a delight to read. Ellerbe’s photographs provide us with amazing views of the Poverty Point landscape, but her inquisitive descriptions paint mental views that give us even more insight into the mystery of an ancient culture.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Webb, Clarence H. Poverty Point culture. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University School of Geoscience, Poverty Point Culture Paperback – August 1, by Clarence H Webb (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Unknown Binding "Please retry" — Author: Clarence H Webb. Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Pioneer.

6, likes talking about this 3, were here. Late Archaic mound site built between and B.C. over years old. It was built by a /5(85).

The extensive trade network attests to the complex and sophisticated society that built the Poverty Point earthworks. Dated between and B.C., this site is unique among archaeological sites on this continent.

InPoverty Point was designated a National Historic Landmark by. This disturbing fact serves as the starting point for Jeff Madrick’s book A second is that the poor are caught in a “culture of poverty,” in which single parenthood and crime predominate.

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi, LA. 14, likes 42 talking about this 8, were here. State Park located four miles from Delhi, LA/5(99). Poverty, the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material y is said to exist when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs.

In this context, the identification of poor people first requires a determination of what constitutes basic needs. These may be defined as narrowly as “those necessary for survival” or as broadly as. Poverty Point is an archaeological site of the same name and a cultural pattern in the lower Mississippi Valley, roughly from Memphis, Tennessee, to the Gulf of Mexico.

This culture is dated ca. – cal BP. Traditionally, Poverty Point is identified by use of fired clay cooking balls; diagnostic projectile point or knife forms; intensive consumption of lithic raw materials derived from. • Keep in mind what you are asking: change in belief system, culture, way of life, habits, etc.

(stages of change) • Poverty –more than financial resources; Other resources are important in a person’s success and the ability to leave poverty and its habits behind. Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3, 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.

In the book Knowledge in Motion: Constellations of Learning Across Time and Place, Andrew P. Roddick,an assistant professor in anthropology at McMaster University writes that “Poverty Point was erected on a meridian, actually tow meridians spread meters apart.

In practice, the layout of mounds on a straight line is merely a matter of. Scholar and author Sudhir Venkatesh and sociology professor William Julius Wilson help solve the culture of poverty puzzle. from this point on. in my book is to discuss culture in a more.

Four two-bedroom lodges, each with an upstairs with loft, overlook the south shore of the lake. The lodges will each sleep 10 people and have a full kitchen, bathroom, screened porches and open deck.

Bed linens, basic kitchen utensils and dishware are provided with each unit. Visitors must bring their own to wells. A covered boat dock is. The book provides academic instruction but it's a perfect guide for the layperson.

For those visiting the Poverty Point site or interested in Native American culture, this book is a must read. Poverty Point | The settlement of Poverty Point, occupied from about to BC and once the largest city in North America, stretches across acres in northeastern Louisiana.

The structural remains of this ancient site-its earthen mounds, semicircular ridges, and vacant plaza-intrigue visitors as a place of artistic inspiration as well as an archaeological : LSU Press.poverty point objects reconsidered Southeastern Archaeology, Vol. No., – Downloaded by [Christopher Hays] at 29 June   Conservatives point to a “culture of poverty” and suggest that much deprivation is the result of flawed choices and behavior by the poor themselves.

They point to .