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Poverty Point (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-11-26

Duration: 00:09:58

Subjects: Poverty Point culture | Native Americans | Archaeology | Scientific research | Poverty Point State Park (La.)


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Gibson, Jon Interviewee
  • Labatt, Dennis Interviewee
  • Saunders, Joe Interviewee


This segment from the November 26, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the scientific research into the age of the Poverty Point site in West Carroll Parish, one of the oldest settlements in North America. She interviews: Jon Gibson, archaeologist at the University of Southwestern Louisiana; Dennis Labatt, Poverty Point Commemorative Area manager; and Joe Saunders, archaeologist at the University of Northeastern Louisiana. Host: Robert Collins