Poverty Point to host atlatl throwing contest
Poverty Point World Heritage Site is announcing an atlatl competition to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 20.
This friendly competition will allow the visitors the opportunity to see how the original inhabitants hunted the wild game that would become meals, clothing and other tools.
The competition will consist of a distance throw; participants will be divided into two groups with a prize awarded for each group: 12 and younger, and 13 and older.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers the visitors the opportunity to study the culture of area inhabitants from 1600 to 1100 BC. The $4 admission fee provides access to the area museum, video, hiking trail, driving tour, tram tour (when in season) and any interpretive events taking place at the site. Children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and older) are admitted free.
Poverty Point is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on La. 577. Poverty Point World Heritage Site is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 1-888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 in the Epps area or follow the site on Facebook.