Poverty Point State Historic Site Hosts Full Moon Hike for International Archaeology Day
October 30, 2013
The Poverty Point State Historic Site hosted a ranger-led Full Moon Hike to celebrate International Archaeology Day 2013. The hike was on October 19, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It allowed the 60 participants to experience the site in a new way and explore its ancient earthworks by moonlight. The ranger led participants down the two mile trail, discussing the prehistoric mounds and the culture that dates back to 1600 B.C. Visitors were able to climb Mound A to stargaze and get a bird's eye view of the site. The evening concluded with storytelling and roasting marshmellows over a roaring campfire. They hope to see everyone back for International Archaeology Day next year and every month for the full moon!
More Collaborating Organizations have joined us for International Archaeology Day 2014!
We are so excited to be celebrating International Archaeology Day again this year on October 18, 2014 to raise awareness for archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities.
In preparation for IAD 2014, we just set up a new webpage with precomposed e-mail invitations that you can easily send to your contacts.