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Atlatl Demonstrations at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

October 22, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 LA-577
Pioneer, LA 71266 United States

Saturday, October 22nd, 9:30am-3pm
$ = $4 park admission fee, visitors 3 and under and 62 and older admitted free.
Family friendly

Visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in ranger-led demonstrations on Saturday, October 22nd. Rangers will be using an atlatl (spear-thrower) to launch throwing spears or darts at a target to showcase the deadly force wielded by the Native American people of Poverty Point. Interested attendees will be able to participate and use an atlatl as well. This event is weather permitting.

Scheduled demos will take place next to the Archaeology Lab on site at 9:30 a.m., 11 am, and 2 p.m. Unscheduled demos are also available throughout the day when staffing permits.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and those individuals who raised them from the ground between the years of 1700 and 1100 BCE. The $4 admission fee provides access to the museum, film theatre, hiking trail, driving tour, seasonal tram tour, and any interpretive events taking place at the site. Children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free of charge.

Poverty Point is located at 6859 HWY 577, Pioneer LA 71266. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call us toll free at 888-926-5492 or 318-926-5492. You can follow Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Facebook ( for more info and updates to programs and park operations.

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October 22, 2022
9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 LA-577
Pioneer, LA 71266 United States
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toll free 888-926-5492 or 318-926-5492
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