Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 Highway 577, Pioneer
Poverty Point World Heritage Site invites visitors to take part in celebrating International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 20. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a variety of activities highlighting how life may have been for the inhabitants of the area centuries ago. In addition to the various demonstrations, visitors are also welcome to join ranger-guided tram tours held throughout the day at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Guests can learn about spear-throwing with an atlatl and even try it out for themselves, witness the creation of stone tools by the ancient process of flint knapping, or join in weaving Palmetto mats which could have been useful for cooking and other tasks. There also will be an earth oven cooking demonstration at 10:45 a.m. showcasing the way ancient Native Americans prepared and cooked food. Experts also will be on hand to help guests identify their artifacts, so feel free to bring your personal prehistoric artifact collections.