Sponsored by: Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Celebrate the ancient wonders continuously being found at Poverty Point World Heritage Site during International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 19. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., a variety of activities will highlight how life may have been for the inhabitants of the area centuries ago. In addition to the various demonstrations, visitors are also welcome to join ranger-guided tram tours at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Guests can learn about spear-throwing with an atlatl and even try it out for themselves or watch as stone tools are created by flint knapping. There also will be fire starting demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Site archaeologists will be conducting water screening, where loads of soil are washed in order to find artifacts, and visitors are invited to get hands-on with this activity.
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 interpretive events. Children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free of charge.