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Photo of Mississippian pot found by Daniel Deroche in St. Charles Parish. Piece measures approximately nine inches in diameter. (Photo courtesy of Maureen Downey)

Poverty Point

Around 1730 BC a great culture, named for the famous Poverty Point settlement in northeastern Louisiana, flourished. It was probably people from this culture that first entered into what is now St. Charles Parish. (The first residents of the parish were most likely the people of the Tchefuncte culture (ca 600 BC to AD 200). The remains of a village from this culture are located about halfway between LaPlace and Manchac... Read More