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May 29, 2020

The Mysteries of Poverty Point, LA, USA–And The Beginnings of The Wonders Expedition™

We’ve been doing a lot of work lately to assemble the core team to launch The Wonders Expedition™ and our other  legacy products that are in development, but back on December 22, 2011, our Founder, Don Claxton and his daughters were at the historic site, Poverty Point/Lower Jackson Mound, near Monroe, Louisiana in the southeastern United States making some pretty curious findings.

The Lower Jackson Mound

The Lower Jackson Mound, which is about eight feet high and more than 130 feet at its widest point, is said to have been built almost 5,400 years ago.  If that is true, and Carbon Dating has suggested that to be the case, that means it was built here in the United States prior to Stonehenge/Woodhenge/Sillbury Hill/The Henge of Avebury in England, AND the Pyramids of Giza in Northern Egypt.

Stop and think about that for a second.  We normally refer to Native American Indians in the historic lore of the United States as “savages.”

Poverty Point, LA

Poverty Point itself was built about one-half mile from Lower Jackson Mound about 1,650 BC, which is about 3,660 years ago, and after Stonehenge and Giza.  It is fascinating nonetheless.

From accounts of local historians, its mounds, like Lower Jackson Mound, were all constructed out of dirt.  “There are no rocks in the area,” we were told.  Certainly no limestone.

But here in the Southeastern United States, just about 20 minutes north of Interstate 20 in Northern Louisiana, mankind once had made this a thriving area of life, civilization and trading.  There are utility rocks that have been found at Poverty Point that were used for spearheads, cooking, idols, etc.  And science has found those rocks came from all over the eastern United States and even as far away as the Great Lakes Region.

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We won’t argue that there may seemingly be many other more curious and interesting places around the country–Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon in New Mexico come to mind.  But it is important to not overlook places like Poverty Point as well.  It has tremendous historical value and possesses its own lore and mysteries.

What happened to the people who lived here?  Some suggest they migrated into Meso America and became what we know of as the Olmec.

Just like the Anastazi had a major site in Chaco Canyon and then abandoned their site, or like the people who built Stonehenge used it for many years and then stopped,  similar things seem to have happened here at Poverty Point.

We are in search for answers to many questions that make these places around the world so intriguing.  Thank you for reading.  We invite you to follow us on Twitter for additional updates and to LIKE us on Facebook.  Very soon we will be opening a subscription service so you can receive more frequent updates about the activities we have underway around the world.

 

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Poverty Point, Jackson Mound and The Pyramids–2 Degrees of Separation

We’re in the process of writing a position paper associated with our recent visit to Poverty Point, Louisiana, USA during the December Solstice.

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During that trip in the Southeastern United States, we were amazed to learn there are more than 4,000 ancient mounds located within the state of Louisiana alone.  We were even told that when a new one is discovered today in Louisiana, carbon dating is done to ensure it’s not older than what’s previously been discovered, and then most likely, something is built on top of it to preserve the grounds but to prevent the need to create any more historical sites.

One of the most intriguing sites we also learned about was the Lower Jackson Mound which is within eyesight of the Bird Mound or main mound at Poverty Point.  Carbon dating shows that Jackson Mound was being constructed in Louisiana at the same time the pyramids were being built in Egypt.

That’s fascinating when juxtaposed to the teachings we’ve learned in schools for the past several hundred years and even modern-day jabs and jokes about the intelligence of Cajuns.  To boot, the Poverty Point site is just two degrees north of the pyramids, but thousands of miles away to west.

The whole premise of The Wonders Expedition™ is that it’s not a natural inclination to go out and build a pyramid/mound/dolmen/megalith etc. in one’s backyard.  And yet here are two examples of where mankind did just that at nearly similar latitudes, separated by dozens of degrees of longitude and oh yes, an ocean.

Why is it man did this? Such is what we seek to reveal…..

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