In a recent search for Native American history subjects for the podcast, I immediately fell in love with Cahokia, often called America's first city. Just as quickly, I found two major problems with that idea. The first is that we already have an episode on Cahokia in the archive. The second is that there's some debate about whether we should really call Cahokia the first - in part because of another pre-Columbian Native American site: Poverty Point.
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Episode link: Poverty Point
- Gibson, Jon L. "The Ancient Mounds of Poverty Point." University Press of Florida. 2000.
- Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, 1 October http://www.crt.state.la.us/dataprojects/archaeology/povertypoint/assets/poverty-point-pdf-1.0.pdf
- Louisiana Division of Archaeology. "Poverty Point." In Discover Archaeology.
- Pauketat, Timothy R., ed. "The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology." Oxford University Press. 2012.
- State of Louisiana. "Poverty Point World Heritage Site." http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/poverty-point-state-historic-site/index
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