There are many excellent resources on the internet for information about the Poverty Point World Heritage Site. Below are just a few.
Visiting The Poverty Point World Heritage Site and Region
- The Louisiana Office of State Parks provides information about the hours, location, and events at the site.
- The Louisiana Office of Tourism provides information about visiting the site as well as accommodations and other regional attractions.
- Initiated by the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, The Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana Driving Tour Guide, includes the Poverty Point World Heritage site and nearly 40 other publicly visible prehistoric earthwork complexes that span 5000 years of prehistory.
Information About the Archaeology of the Poverty Point site
- The Louisiana Division of Archaeology maintains the most up-to-date listing of background materials on the research and archaeological significance of the Poverty Point World Heritage site. Of particular importance is the document nominating Poverty Point State Historic Site to be a World Heritage Site. This downloadable pdf document is the most comprehensive summary of the past 70 years of research at the Poverty Point site.
- The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) website provides the background documentation and discussion leading to the World Heritage designation of the Poverty Point site. (Note the UNESCO website provides full translation of the documents into multiple languages.)