Poverty Point National Monument | RIDGE 4 NORTH

Stop 18 on the Poverty Point Walking Tour is on Ridge 4 North

Stop 18 on the Poverty Point Walking Tour is on Ridge 4 North

WALKING TOUR STOP 18

Ridge 4 North

While you are standing on Ridge 4 when you reach Stop 18 on the walking tour of Poverty Point National Monument, the focus of the discussion lies beneath the ground. According to archaeologists, this area started out as a depression in the earth, so the Poverty Point Indians had to fill it with eight feet of dirt just to get it level with the surrounding terrain. They then added six more feet to create the ridges. However, the soil has since eroded away from the tops of the ridges and filled in the lower areas between them, thus the hills are no longer noticeable unless you know to look for them.


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Last updated on November 8, 2022
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