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Poverty Point, located in modern day Louisiana, was the first known complex culture in North America. This proto-city built upon an enormous amphitheatre-like arrangement of earthen platforms. The mound at the apex of the amphitheatre is second only in size to the much-later Monk's Mound in Cahokia. It was larger than anything built by the Adena or Hopewell cultures. Most astonishing of all, this society didn't practice agriculture, proving that hunter-gathering can sustain complex…

Poverty Point, located in modern day Louisiana, was the first known complex culture in North America. This proto-city built upon an enormous amphitheatre-like arrangement of earthen platforms. The mound at the apex of the amphitheatre is second only in size to the much-later Monk's Mound in Cahokia. It was larger than anything built by the Adena or Hopewell cultures. Most astonishing of all, this society didn't practice agriculture, proving that hunter-gathering can sustain complex…

Stone Engravings from Poverty Point in Louisiana, USA with Symbolic Significance

Stone Engravings from Poverty Point in Louisiana, USA with Symbolic Significance

timelines, all important pieces of knowledge need one!  Point Typology

timelines, all important pieces of knowledge need one! Point Typology

These guys around long time   poverty point louisiana - Google Search

These guys around long time poverty point louisiana - Google Search

Aurignacian tools from Solvieux, France. Upper Palaeolithic, 47-41KYBP. Aurignacian distribution shows surprising lack of activity in the Aegean and concentration along French/Italian coasts.

Aurignacian tools from Solvieux, France. Upper Palaeolithic, 47-41KYBP. Aurignacian distribution shows surprising lack of activity in the Aegean and concentration along French/Italian coasts.

Poverty Point in Epps, Louisiana. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sterling silver pendant

Poverty Point in Epps, Louisiana. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sterling silver pendant

Vogelhert Cave - 35,000 year old mammoth figurine made from ivory.  It is one of the oldest pieces of art ever found.:

Vogelhert Cave - 35,000 year old mammoth figurine made from ivory. It is one of the oldest pieces of art ever found.:

Shouldered points, with the base of the point reduced in width to make it easier to attach to a handle or a spear.     The Zaraysk site is extremely rich in flint artefacts, with tens of thousands of specimens found.

Shouldered points, with the base of the point reduced in width to make it easier to attach to a handle or a spear. The Zaraysk site is extremely rich in flint artefacts, with tens of thousands of specimens found.

Creek side find from Northern California gold country. Inside curve is worn smooth, and entire piece has a nice patina.

Creek side find from Northern California gold country. Inside curve is worn smooth, and entire piece has a nice patina.

Collection of rare early Oceanic adzes and tools -provenance not known

Collection of rare early Oceanic adzes and tools -provenance not known