Poverty Point World Heritage Site

October  2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
10/6/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Morning Hike, 10 a.m. Visitors can participate in a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found in the park. Be advised that this program is weather permitting. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
10/20/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - International Archaeology Day Extravaganza, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A day filled with demonstrations of life 3,500 years ago; spear-throwing with an atlatl; witness the creation of stone tools created by flint knapping and weaving Palmetto mats. Also,an earth oven cooking demonstration taking place at 10:45 a.m that showcases the way ancient Native Americans prepared and cooked food. Experts will also be on hand to help identify artifacts, so guests are encouraged to feel free to bring their personal prehistoric artifacts. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
10/27/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Night Hike, 6:30 p.m. Ranger will guide visitors along the paths of Poverty Point at dusk to observe nature. Beyond the noises, animals will be discussed and hopefully viewed. Also, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an "owl prowl". The hike will conclude with spider sniffing, hot chocolate or water, sīmores and storytelling around a campfire. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

November  2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
11/10/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Prehistoric Acorn Cooking, 12:15 p.m. Acorns, which would have been an important part of the Native American diet at Poverty Point approximately 3,500 years ago, were as plentiful centuries ago as they are today. Ranger will demonstrate how acorns are made edible and prepared to eat. Samples will be available to taste. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
11/17/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Ranger-Guided Hike, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to accompany a ranger on a 2.6 mile hike around the prehistoric site. The ranger will discuss the earthworks as well as other interesting things that might be seen along the way. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

December  2018

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
12/1/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Earth Oven Demonstration, 11 a.m. Come and join us around the fire as we cook food as Native Americans did thousands of years ago. A ranger-led cooking demonstration offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people used earthen cooking balls and specially-dug pits to prepare their food. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
12/15/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. A ranger will discuss tips and techniques for using these ancient hunting tools and participants will have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Participants will also gain an understanding of how and why these tools were used by the ancient inhabitants of the Poverty Point site. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

January  2019

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.