Artifact Identification Day

March 02, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you found any prehistoric artifacts like projectile points, beads, plummets, pottery, or ceramic objects you can't identify? On Saturday, March 2 visitors are invited to share their finds as part of an Artifact ID program at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. On-site specialists will help you better understand the artifacts you find in your fields or along the banks of waterways. This program will be offered from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Participants should check in at the museum for this special program; and while waiting to speak with the specialists, take a look at some of the artifacts found at Poverty Point. If you want a more itemized program experience, please do bring small plastic bags to separate the artifacts, sharpies to mark the bags, along with a pen and paper to takes notes.

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, 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 LA HWY 577, Pioneer LA 71266. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 888.926.5294 toll free or 926.5492 locally or follow Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Facebook.