Talk:Poverty Point culture

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Name[edit]

I strongly suggest that this article be moved/renamed from Poverty Point Civilization to Poverty Point culture in order to be standardized with other North American Eastern Woodlands pre-Columbian archaeological cultures, such as the Mississippian culture, Hopewell culture, Adena culture, Swift Creek culture, and others. Also, as shown in the civilization article, the word can have exclusive meanings that would not include the Poverty Point peoples. I will perform this change after a few days if there is no discussion. TriNotch 04:13, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

I also suggest that the category:civilizations should be removed. I have already added the category:Archaeological cultures instead, but I have left the civilizations category in case there is discussion. TriNotch 04:16, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Move completed, "civilization" removed or replaced with "culture" or even archaeological culture, and implications of urbanism removed. Corrected "What Links Here" except when it was a user talk page or part of this discussion. TriNotch 19:56, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

where does the name 'poverty point' come from? If somebody knows, could they add the etymology behind it to the article please? thanks Saccerzd (talk) 12:57, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

The name comes from the Poverty Point site, which is itself named for the plantation on which it was discovered. Heironymous Rowe (talk) 16:35, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Poverty Point/Mound Builders[edit]

Whilst this particular aspect of archaeology and culture is not my area of expertise, I was wondering what the relationship was between the culture in this article and in that of the Mound Builders in which the mounds at Poverty Point appear to feature prominently. The two pieces do not appear to link to one another in any way. Should they do so? Silverthorn 16:32, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

This article is in the "Mound Builders" category for that reason. But a mention in the article might not be amiss. TriNotch 23:33, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Meaning of a Sentence[edit]

I know my english is VERY bad but since half an hour I try to find out the meaning of the following sentence: "If the ridges were straightened and laid end to end, they would comprise an embankment of 12 kilometres long." I worked with an english-german dictionary from a TU but it still doesn't make any sense. If I straighten something and lay it "end to end" than it is a straight line - ok so far. This straight line "comprise an embarkment". The only explanation I can imagine is the following: If I take all this ridges, straighten them and put them in a row, the whole thing has a lenght of 12 km - can somebody prove this? Because the other meaning I see would say: "comprise an aerea with 12km scale" and this is not possible if I straighten something. I'm really sorry for my bad english but I also talked right now with a girl which is secretary for the Chief of a Faculty of the Munich LMU University and she need often to write in english for her Boss and her english is much better than mine, and even she had no idea what this sentence should mean (straight line or scaled area). I would be glad if someone tell me in simple english words what this sentence will tell me. -- Hartmann Schedel cheers 22:18, 16 August 2010 (UTC) - oops I forgot: thanks in advice -- Hartmann Schedel cheers 22:24, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Your first surmise was correct, length not scale. The combined length of all of the ridges would be about 12 km. Heiro 00:56, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Heiro thank you also here for solving my problem -- Hartmann Schedel cheers 01:11, 17 August 2010 (UTC)