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Celebrate International Archaeology Day at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Courtesy of Poverty Point World Heritage Site

PIONEER, La. – Poverty Point World Heritage Site is hosting an International Archaeology Day event on Saturday, October 15, 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 including: spear throwing with an atlatl, flint knapping demos to learn how stone tools were created; and water screening for artifacts with the on-site archaeologists.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and the people who built them between 1700 and 1100 B.C. 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 (three and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free of charge.

Poverty Point is located at 6859 Highway 577, in Pioneer, LA, in West Carroll Parish. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 888-926-5492 toll-free or follow the Poverty Point World Heritage Site Facebook page.