Thanks for choosing to share this fascinating piece of Louisiana prehistory with your students!

The exhibit includes videos and books as well as artifacts and activities to teach your class about the Poverty Point site and culture. The activities contained within the exhibit are designed to teach, but also to be fun. When the Poverty Point unit is complete, please return all items included in the exhibit, including the clay, posters, and maps.

The exhibit will come to you in two pieces, a suitcase and a tube. The contents are listed below. For a more complete description read section 1 in the binder upon exhibit arrival.

Suitcase contents:

  1. Poverty Point Expeditions Guide
  2. Binder and books
  3. Envelopes containing Artifact Caption and Question Cards
  4. Envelope containing paper "Artifacts" (for use with Expeditions)
  5. Video tapes
  6. Model Indian hut and clay
  7. Artifacts (table below)
Poverty Point Objects3A
Replica Figurine1B
Beads5 - mounted to luciteC
Replica Stone Points2 - mounted to luciteE
Microliths and Stone Core7 microliths and 1 stone core-mounted to luciteF
Atlatl Weight1H

Tube contents:

  1. Prehistory posters
  2. Louisiana Maps
  3. Poverty Point Images
  4. Atlatl
  5. Pump drill
  6. Pump drill adapter tip

Exhibit Dates:

The exhibit is shipped on a Monday, arriving at your school the next day (Tuesday) around noon. You will need to ship the exhibit on Thursday of the following week via FedEx Ground or UPS Ground, so that it will arrive in Baton Rouge on the following day (Friday). That gives you six school days to use the exhibit. Please supply three 2- week intervals, in order of preference, when you reserve the exhibit.


You can pick up the exhibit on Tuesday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Division of Archaeology in Baton Rouge (1051 North Third Street, Room 319) and return it by 4:00 pm Friday of the next week.

Or, you can receive the exhibit at your school via FedEx Ground and you can return it (to Division of Archaeology, 1051 North Third Street, Room 319, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) via FedEx Ground or UPS Ground. You will be responsible for the cost of return shipping, which will be about $50.

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