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August  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.
8/1/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Junior Ranger Program, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. upon request Available on request, a visitor can ask for a Jr. Ranger booklet which must be completed in order to receive a Jr. Ranger badge and certificate. Inside the booklet are a number of activities which require knowledge of Poverty Point to complete. The answers can be found while viewing a video in the theatre and examining displays of artifacts in the museum. A self-guided driving or hiking tour will be helpful. Of course, visitors can also join a ranger-guided tram tour around the site to help with the completion of the booklet as well. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
8/5/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Forager Hike, 9:30 a.m. Get a look at some of the plants which would have been eaten and used by the ancient Native Americans. A 1.5 mile ranger-led hike will take visitors through a portion of the earthworks with a focus on useful native plants. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
8/25/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Earth Oven Demonstration, 11 a.m. The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people used earthen cooking balls to cook their food using specially dug pit, using materials that would have been available to the local inhabitants over 3,000 years ago. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

September  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.
9/1/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Primitive Fire Starting, 11 a.m. Learn how the Native Americans of Poverty Point would have created fire more than 3,500 years ago. Connect with our shared past in learning about primitive fire starting techniques using a bow drill. Visitors are encouraged to try out the bow drill for themselves as well. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
9/22/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Tool Demonstration, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Go back in time and learn about the Poverty Point inhabitants that once lived in Northeast Louisiana more than 3,500 years ago and how they developed and created tools used in their everyday lives. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.