April 30, 2009|
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
Poverty Point discussed at annual Society for American Archaeology meeting
Poverty Point Station Archaeologist Diana Greenlee, Ph.D., co-organized a recent discussion forum at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Greenlee, adjunct professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, led the discussion with co-organizer Nancy Hawkins of the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, April 22-26, in Atlanta, Ga.
The forum was titled “Of Global Significance: Seeking Inscription on the World Heritage List.”
It brought together people preparing World Heritage nominations on behalf of candidate properties, people with insight into the nomination process and the characteristics of a successful nomination, and people who manage archaeological sites already inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Poverty Point State Historic Site is one of three archaeological properties on the new U.S. World Heritage tentative list, along with Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks and Serpent Mound State Memorial, both in Ohio.
Greenlee is actively working on Poverty Point's nomination and anticipates that the U.S. Secretary of the Interior will forward the nomination through the U.S. Department of State to the World Heritage Centre within the next three or four years.