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Interactive Demonstrations Part of Shared Earth Field Day

Jenny Ellerbe

The ancient American Indian culture applied practical skills to a variety of objects and raw materials.  A collaboration between Masur Museum of Art and Poverty Point World Heritage Site presents a number of interactive demonstrations of several resources used by the ancient people.

"The event is held in conjunction with our current exhibit, Shared Earth by Jenny Ellerbe," said Masur Director Evie Stewart.  "The work includes artifacts from Poverty Point and it just worked out to where the field day was scheduled prior to Poverty Point being named as a World Heritage site."

Masur Curator Ben Hickey says guests get a close up view of some of the unique tools of the culture.  Flint knapping, fireballs (a cooking instrument), and pump drills, are just a few of the items highlighted by the Poverty Point staff.

A panel discussion on Poverty Point is scheduled for January 27th at Masur Museum of Art, located on South Grand in Monroe.