Artifact identification program at Poverty Point held Saturday

Poverty Point World Heritage Site invites visitors to come out Saturday, February 18 and share their finds as part of an Artifact Identification Program. On-site specialists will help visitors better understand the artifacts found in fields or along the banks of waterways. This program will be offered from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Participants should check in at the museum for this special program; and, while waiting to speak with the specialists, take a look at some of the artifacts found at Poverty Point WHS. For a more itemized program experience, bring small plastic bags to separate the artifacts, sharpies to mark the bags, along with a pen and paper to takes notes.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and the people who raised them from the ground between the years of 1700 and 1100 BCE. The $4 admission fee provides access to the museum, film theater, hiking trail, driving tour, 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 in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe, at 6859 LA Highway 577. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 888-926-5492 toll free or follow the Poverty Point World Heritage Site Facebook page.