International Archaeology Day

October 21, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Saturday, October 21, visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in International Archaeology Day! This event celebrates our pursuit in learning about the prehistoric past. Attendees can expect to see ancient stone tools being made during flint knapping demos and also take part in hands-on atlatl demos from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visitors are also invited to assist our Station Archaeology Program as they conduct a public water screening through soil from on-site excavation. Ranger-guided tram tours of the site will be provided at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Our capable staff will also be available for artifact identification programs for those who bring small collections.

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 HWY 577, Pioneer LA 71266. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call us toll free at 888-926-5492 or 318-926-5492. You can follow Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Facebook for more info along with updates to programs and park operations.