Atlatl Demonstrations

October 22, 2022 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in ranger-led demonstrations  on Saturday, October 22nd. Rangers will be using an atlatl (spear-thrower) to launch throwing spears or darts at a target to showcase the deadly force wielded by the Native American people of Poverty Point. Interested attendees will be able to participate and use an atlatl as well. This event is weather permitting.

Scheduled demos will take place next to the Archaeology Lab on site at 9:30 a.m., 11 am, and 2 p.m. Unscheduled demos are also available throughout the day when staffing permits.