Poverty Point, Louisiana

Preparing a successful nomination to UNESCO’s World Heritage List


CSRM Foundation worked with archaeologist Dr. Diana Greenlee to prepare a World Heritage List nomination for Poverty Point, Louisiana. This Late Archaic (1650-700 BCE) site stretches for more than 5 kilometers along a tributary of the Mississippi River and features some of North America’s largest earthworks. Poverty Point is especially unique and important because, despite its size and complexity, its inhabitants maintained a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. It was inscribed to the List in 2014. You can download the successful nomination dossier here.