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International Archaeology Day at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm CDT

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


INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY AT POVERTY POINT WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Poverty Point World Heritage Site invites visitors to take part in celebrating International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 16. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a variety of activities highlighting how life may have been for the native inhabitants thousands of years ago.
Guests can learn about spear-throwing with an atlatl and even try it out for themselves or watch as stone tools are created during flint knapping demos. You can also assist our site archaeologists in their work. They will be conducting water screening where loads of excavated soil are washed in order to find artifacts.

At the time of this posting, visitors and staff are required to wear face masks while indoors.

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.

Poverty Point is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on LA 577. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 888.926.5292 toll free or 926.5492 locally or follow Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Facebook.

CONTACT
Park Staff
Poverty Point World Heritage Site
318.926.5492
povertypoint@crt.la.gov
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Start:
October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am CDT
End:
October 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm CDT
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Contact

Mark Brink
Phone:
318-926-5492
Email:
povertypoint_pmt@crt.la.gov
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Hwy 577
Pioneer, LA 71266 United States
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Phone:
318-926-5492 or 888-926-5492
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