Poverty Point


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Pov·er·ty Point

 (pŏv′ər-tē)
A complex earthwork in northeast Louisiana constructed by an early Native American people between about 1730 and 1350 bc.
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Those who would blame poverty point to the finding that pupils eligible for free school meals are four times more likely to be expelled than those who are not and yet, when times were harder than they are now, generations of children were law-abiding and polite, in school and out.
From Cahokia in southern Illinois to Poverty Point in northeastern Louisiana, the mound builders, as they came to be called, created the first major urban centers in North America.
In contrast, numerous extended spells of poverty point to policies (such as education, land reform, or' improved disability and old age pensions) that improve the assets and entitlements of the poor.
Even more crucially from a poverty point of view, inequalities prevail in employment opportunities and in wage rates--especially in unskilled and casual labour.
Until now, the earliest documented age for a set of earthworks stood at around 3,500 years for a Louisiana site called Poverty Point.
At the other end of the spectrum is Lynda Shaffer's volume, a concise and clearly written summary of eastern North American prehistory organized around the theme of mound center development highlighting the Poverty Point, Adena/ Hopewell, and Mississippian sequence of mound building cultures.
The ridges and depressions in the earth at Poverty Point, Louisiana, were so large they were assumed to be natural.
Notes: Mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on June 8, 2016 2 10:00 AM at Poverty Point World Heritage Site, 6859 Highway 577, Pioneer, LA 71266.
They cover a wide variety of topics ("The Supernatural World of the Olmec," "South American Metallurgy") and major sites (from Poverty Point, Moundville, and Cahokia, to Teotihuacan, Palenque, and Tenochtitlan).
The sheer number of children in extreme poverty points to a real need to invest specifically in the early yearsin services such as pre-natal care for pregnant mothers, early childhood development programs, quality schooling, clean water, good sanitation, and universal health care, said Ana Revenga, Senior Director, Poverty and Equity at the World Bank Group.
The empirical explanation of poverty points to the way we observe the negative attitude of the poor toward their state of being.
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