International Archaeology Day

October 15, 2022

Poverty Point World Heritage Site invites visitors to take part in celebrating International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A  variety of activities highlighting how life may have been for the native inhabitants thousands of years ago. Visitors 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. Participants can also assist our site archaeologists in  conducting water screening where loads of excavated soil are washed in order to find artifacts.