Poverty Point Legends & Lore

Publishing 8/9/2021
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Archaeologists have been investigating the ruins of Poverty Point for decades, piecing together a fascinating picture of a 3,500-year-old hunter-gatherer way of life. But Poverty Point is more than an archaeological treasure-trove. It’s also an eerie locus for southeastern native lore. Cold breezes on warm nights stir up spirit foxes and singing locusts. Otherworldly messages find their conduit in the drumming of trees and hooting of owls. Archaeologist and author Jon Gibson unearths the strange narratives that are as much a part of Poverty Point as the artifacts and earthworks themselves.
ISBN: 9781467149839
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Series: American Legends
Images: 41
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jon Gibson is an archaeologist and retired professor. He is the author of Louisiana Piney Woods Oil Boom and Ancient Earthworks of the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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