Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Trip To Poverty Point

Yesterday, several ladies and I took a day trip back in time to Poverty Point State Historic Site in Louisiana which was about an hour from home.  We saw some interesting ancient structures and history.

Poverty Point is a huge complex of 6 mounds, 6 semicircular ridges, and a plaza.  The largest mound is about 70 feet tall and more than 700 by 640 feet at is base.  Some archaeologist believe it is an effigy mound, built in the shape of a bird. The function of the mounds is unknown, but they were not used for burials.  The people of Poverty Point did not practice agriculture; they were fisher-hunter-gatherers. The outermost ridge is .75 mile in diameter, and all of the ridges laid end-to-end would stretch 7.5 miles.  The ridges served as living surfaces; archaeologist have found post holes, pits, hearths, earth ovens, and domestic debris in and on them.  Construction of all the earthen mounds and ridges required about 981,000 cubic yards of dirt.  Builders filled in low areas and gullies to create the level 35-acre plaza, but how much dirt was required is unknown.

Dated between 1700 and 1100 B.C., this site of more than 400 acres is unique among archaeological sites on this continent.  In 1962, Poverty Point was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The site also became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2010.  Check out Poverty Point's Facebook page.

Animal pelts

Figurines

Miscellaneous Chert

Spear Points 

Native Drums

  Ancient American hunter-gatherers who lived in a sophisticated community.

Trading Network

Head mound of the giant bird.

Wildlife Sanctuary

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