Skip to comments.Poverty Point up for distinction (United Nations' World Heritage List picks Louisiana)
Posted on 07/16/2011 6:43:42 AM PDT by Libloather
Poverty Point up for distinction
Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 12:20 PM
By The Associated Press
MONROE -- Poverty Point State Historic Site's prehistoric earthworks in West Carroll Parish took a giant leap toward inclusion on the United Nations' World Heritage List when U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said he will propose the site to be considered as a U.S. nomination.
The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage List includes fewer than 1,000 sites, and among them are the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and the Statue of Liberty.
"World Heritage Sites are unique places of natural beauty and historic and cultural importance that are celebrated by people of all nations," Salazar said on Wednesday. "The remarkable prehistoric earthworks of Poverty Point connect us to those who inhabited our land thousands of years ago."
Poverty Point is a vast complex of earthen mounds and ridges built by inhabitants more than 3,500 years ago.
The structures, including an integrated complex of earthen mounds, enormous concentric ridges, and a large plaza, may be the largest hunter-gatherer settlement that ever existed.
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A history of rape is only one problem with the UN. Yellowstone Nat'l Park is a world heritage site. A site several miles outside could not be developed for the mineral in the earth because it 'might' have an impact on Yellowstone.
This is part and parcel with Agenda 21 and sustainable development. Not good at all.
Yellowstone is an ideal candidate for gold and diamonds, but we’ll never know. Even if we did the US voluntarily gave up mineral rights to the UN.
Wow...that is surreal. I had to google it to see what it was. It looked so fake...lol.
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I’ve been there once — in 1985. It’s probably eighty miles from Monroe though. It was full of flies the summer afternoon I was there, but as I recall it is somewhat scenic even if one scoffs at prehistory. I don’t think it has that many visitors, but it is being kept open as LA restricts hours of other museums.