Monthly Archives: October 2011

On the Origin of Species

I was at Poverty Point yesterday.   The clouds were dark and low but comforting in some way instead of threatening.  I was alone, climbing the stairs to the top of Mound A.  It was quiet and empty and peaceful.  There’s just … Continue reading

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Poverty Point Artifacts

From the amazing collection of artifacts at Poverty Point … Purely decorative?  Some kind of game piece?  Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.  The circles made with … the cut end of a piece of cane?  … Continue reading

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Past the Present

Someone wrote a letter to the local newspaper soon after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.  The writer wanted to know what all the fuss was about.  He asked if anyone had even been to the gulf coast … Continue reading

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