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Poverty Point in northern Louisiana was made of skilled engineers

Updated: Sep 13

Context:

As we talk about the rich cultural history of European and Asian people, we often just look over the abundant cultures that the indigenous people of the African or American soil held. A recent study on a well known 'World Heritage Site' in the North American continent yields shocking data about the technical advancements of the ancient local people. We'll discuss this study.

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Let's Deep Dive:

What Has Been Found:

The site came into light back in the 1840s as a mine explorer named Jacob Walters first reported the presence of the site in present-day northern Louisiana. However, back then, the site was only known to reside some huge Native American artifacts. After more than a century, an aerial photograph of the site, taken in the 1950s, first uncovered the remarkable shape it possesses.