I am working on a Poverty Point project today and was thinking about their building such monumental earthworks. And their coming up with such a visionary idea and seeing it through. And how we remember and celebrate their efforts … not the efforts of the culture who thought building such earthworks was too bizarre or too much work. That it could never be done. That hunting and fishing and gathering was good enough. That it wasn’t “normal” to want to build something so spectacular. That supporting those builders was a waste of resources. That it wasn’t even necessary! Besides, who is going to buy it?
So grateful for the ones who thought it could be done. Then did it.
Poverty Point. Mound B. Done.