Prehistoric Pottery

October 07, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Saturday, July 22, visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led pottery demo focused on the pottery found at Poverty Point that was created by the Native peoples on site over 3,500 years ago. The demo begins at 10 a.m., and visitors are welcome to enjoy this indoor program until 1 p.m.

Attendees can try their hand at creating items such as figurines, abstract art, coiled clay pots, and clay pipes ? inspired by those that have been excavated from the site. All of the clay and other materials needed for making this primitive pottery will be provided, so no special equipment is required except your hands and creativity. It is recommended to wear or bring appropriate clothes for working with potentially messy clay.

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.