Earth oven cooking at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Courtesy of Louisiana State Parks

Take part in a ranger-led cooking demonstration Saturday at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people used heated earthen objects and hearths to prepare their food. Come and join us around the fire as we cook food as indigenous people of Louisiana did thousands of years ago. The demonstration begins at 11 a.m.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and those individuals who raised them from the ground between the years of 1700 and 1100 BCE. The $4 admission fee provides access to the museum, film theatre, hiking trail, driving tour, seasonal 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.