World Atlatl Day

June 03, 2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

June 3 is World Atlatl Day. Have you heard of an atlatl? Native peoples in the Southeast did not widely adopt bow and arrow technology until roughly 700 CE. Before that time, all indigenous peoples utilized atlatl and dart technology to hunt. Rangers will demonstrate the use of this ancient dart throwing device from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to try it out for themselves! There will be a friendly competition for those who want to participate at 2:30 p.m. Be advised that this program is weather-permitting.

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 trail, 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. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 888.926.5292 toll free or 926.5492 locally or follow Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Facebook.