Poverty Point Culture develops

Named for an archaeological site in north Louisiana, this culture has all the other features of Late Archaic sites with the addition of clay cooking balls, earthen constructions, and exotic imported stone. These sites occur in the Mississippi Delta across northern Louisiana and Mississippi and along the coast to Florida. Among the largest and earliest of these sites are the Jaketown site in Humphreys County, the Teoc Creek site in Carroll County, and the Claiborne Site in Hancock County.

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