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UWM at WSH County – Scholar Sip
February 13, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Topic: “Poverty Point in the Context of World History”
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Hays, Professor of Anthropology
February’s “Scholar Sip” will focus on the ‘big picture’ view of the archeological site of Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana.This World Heritage site is one of the most poorly known and understood of comparable World Heritage sites (e.g., Stonehenge). Poverty Point had large scale construction works, an extensive ‘exchange’ system that brought in large quantities of artifacts to the site, and large numbers of people for periods of time. All of these things are almost never associated with hunting and gathering peoples and therefore Poverty Point is virtually unique in World Prehistory and one of the major cultural developments in North American Prehistory.