Appendix A

Suggestions for Authentic Assessment

Assessment Description Activity
Project Long term assignment The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl Independent Project for Students
Independent Research Project as an optional extension of student interests.
Presentation Present completed project in oral or activity form Presentation of cooperative group results for:
    The Run for the Ridges
    Atlatl Antics
    Poverty Point Ovens
    Artifacts All Over the Place

Dramatic presentation of Mythology play for Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Oral presentation of Perplexing Poverty Point Figurine stories

Cooperative Grouping Work cooperatively to achieve a common goal Create a cooperative group check list for group self evaluation following each activity:
    Building a Mound for the Birds!
    Wattle You Build Next?
    Atlatl Antics
    Poverty Point Ovens
    Artifacts All Over the Place
Peer Assessment Collaboration on assignments, explaining concepts to peers, or questioning peers on how to proceed with an assignment Create a peer evaluation checklist to be used at the end of collaborative activities:
    Building a Mound for the Birds!
    Home, Home on the Ridge
    Wattle You Build Next?
    Poverty Point Ovens
    Atlatl Antics
    Poverty Point Cooking Balls
    Cooking in an Earth Oven
    Artifacts All Over the Place
Self Assessment Student evaluation of processing, action, and progress Create a self evaluation checklist to be used at the end of activities.
Class Work Review of daily work Teacher review of student data sheets, summaries, creative writing, and all other written work
Teacher Observation Observe student performance Informal observation or logging of student behaviors as needed.

Appendix B

Correlation to Louisiana State Standards

for Curriculum Development

Grades K-4

English/Language Arts Content Standards for K-4
Benchmark # Description Activity
ELA-1-E1 gaining meaning from print and building vocabulary using a full range of strategies All activities
ELA-1-E2 using the conventions of print All activities
ELA-1-E4 identifying story elements and literary devices within a selection Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
ELA-1-E6 interpreting texts to generate connections to real-life situations All activities
ELA-2-E1 dictating or writing a composition that clearly states or implies a central idea with supporting details in a logical, sequential order Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-2-E3 creating written texts using the writing process Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-3-E1 write legibly Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-E2 demonstrating use of punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviations in final drafts of writing assignments Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-E3 demonstrating standard English structure and usage Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-E4 using knowledge of the parts of speech to make choices for writing Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-E5 spelling accurately using strategies and resources when necessary Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-4-E1 speaking intelligibly, using standard English pronunciation Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail? Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-4-E2 giving and following directions/procedures All activities
ELA-4-E3 telling or retelling stories in sequence Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-4-E4 giving rehearsed or unrehearsed presentations Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-4-E7 participating in a variety of roles in group discussions Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Wattle You Build Next?
Atlatl Antics
Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-6-E2 recognizing and responding to a variety of classic and contemporary literature from many genres (myths, folk tales, etc.) Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-7-E2 problem solving by using reasoning skills, life experiences, and available information The Run for the Ridges
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-7-E4 distinguishing fact from opinion, skimming, and scanning for facts, determining cause and effect, generating inquiry, and making connections with real-life situations All activities

Louisiana Science Framework for K-4

Benchmark # Description Activity
S1-E-A2 planning and/or designing and conducting a scientific investigation. Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-E-A3 communicating that observations are made with one's senses Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-E-A4 employing equipment and tools to gather data and extend the sensory observations Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-E-A5 using data, including numbers and graphs, to explain observations and experiments Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-E-A6 communicating observations and experiments in oral and written formats Topography Training
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-E-A7 utilizing safety procedures during experiments Atlatl Antics
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl
Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
Prehistoric Pump Drills
S1-E-B4 developing explanations by using observations and experiments Atlatl Antics
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl
Poverty Point Ovens
Prehistoric Pump Drills
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-E-B5 presenting the results of experiments Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Prehistoric Pump Drills
S1-E-B6 reviewing and asking questions about the results of investigations Atlatl Antics

Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place

PS-E-A1 observing, describing, and classifying objects by properties Poverty Point Cooking Balls
Artifacts All Over the Place
PS-E-B1 observing and describing the position of an object relative to another object or the background Atlatl Antics
PS-E-B3 describing an object's motion by tracing and measuring its position over time Atlatl Antics
PS-E-C3 investigating and describing different ways heat can be produced and moved from one object to another by conduction Poverty Point Cooking Balls
Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
ESS-E-A6 observing and describing variations in soil Poverty Point Cooking Balls

Louisiana Social Studies Content Standards for K-4

Benchmark # Description Activity
G-1A-E1 identifying and describing the characteristics and uses of geographic representations, such as various types of maps, globes, graphs, diagrams, photographs, and satellite-produced images Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
Poverty Point Cooking Balls Artifacts All Over the Place
G-1A-E2 locating and interpreting geographic features and places on maps and globes Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
Poverty Point Cooking Balls Artifacts All Over the Place
G-1A-E3 constructing maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams to describe geographical information and to solve problems Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
Artifacts All Over the Place
G-1B-E1 describing and comparing the physical characteristics of places, including land forms, bodies of water, soil, vegetation, and climate Our Poverty Point Addresses
Poverty Point Cooking Balls
G-1C-E5 locating and explaining the spatial distribution of economic activities Artifacts All Over the Place
G-1D-E1 identifying and explaining ways in which people depend upon and modify the physical environment Home, Home on the Ridge
Wattle You Build Next?
Poverty Point Cooking Balls
G-1D-E2 describing how humans adapt to variations in the physical environment Poverty Point Cooking Balls
Cooking in an Earth Oven
G-1D-E4 describing use, distribution, and importance of natural resources Home, Home on the Ridge
Wattle You Build Next?
Poverty Point Cooking Balls
E-1A-E7 describing how specialization affects productivity and contributes to the need for interdependence among producers and consumers Poverty Point Cooking Balls
Artifacts All Over the Place
H-1A-E1 demonstrating an understanding of the concepts of time and chronology Time Line of History
H-1A-E3 identifying and using primary and secondary historical sources to learn about the past All activities
H-1C-E4 recognizing how folklore and other cultural elements have contributed to our local, state, and national heritage Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
H-1D-E1 identifying the characteristics and historical development of selected societies throughout the world Time Line of History
Building a Mound for the Birds!
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl
Poverty Point Cooking Balls
Prehistoric Pump Drills
Artifacts All Over the Place
H-1D-E2 describing the social and economic impact of major scientific and technological advancements Atlatl Antics
Prehistoric Pump Drills

Louisiana Mathematics Framework for K-4

Benchmark # Description Activity
N-4-E demonstrating a conceptual understanding of the meaning of the basic arithmetic operations and their relationships to each other Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
N-5-E selecting appropriate operation(s) for a given situation The Run for the Ridges
N-6-E applying a knowledge of basic math facts and arithmetic operations to real-life situations Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
N-7-E constructing, using, and explaining procedures to compute and estimate with whole numbers Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge



M-1-E
applying the concepts of length, area, surface area, volume, capacity, weight, mass, money, time, temperature, and rate to real world experiences Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Our Poverty Point Addresses Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
M-4-E converting from one unit of measurement to another within the same system Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
M-5-E demonstrating the connection of measurement to the other strands and to real-life situations Time Line of History
Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Atlatl Antics
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl
Poverty Point Ovens
Prehistoric Pump Drills
G-2-E identifying, describing, comparing, constructing, and classifying geometric figures and concepts Home, Home on the Ridge
G-4-E drawing, constructing models, and comparing geometric shapes, with special attention to developing spatial sense Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
Home, Home on the Ridge
Wattle You Build Next?
G-6-E demonstrating the connection of geometry to the other strands and to real-life situations Home, Home on the Ridge
D-1-E collecting, organizing, and describing data based on real-life situations The Run for the Ridges
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
D-2-E constructing, reading, and interpreting data in charts, graphs, tables, etc. Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
D-3-E formulating and solving problems that involve the use of data The Run for the Ridges
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
D-6-E demonstrating the connection of data analysis, probability, and discrete math to other strands and to real-life situations Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place

Appendix C

Correlation to Louisiana State Standards

for Curriculum Development

Grades 5-8

English/Language Arts Content Standards for 5-8

Benchmark # Description Activity
ELA-1-M1 using knowledge of word meaning and developing basic and technical vocabulary using various strategies All activities
ELA-1-M2 analyzing literary devices and story elements Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-2-M1 writing a composition that clearly implies a central idea with supporting details in a logical, sequential order Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-2-M3 applying the steps of the writing process Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-3-M1 write legibly Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?

Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-M2 demonstrating use of punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviations Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?

Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-M3 demonstrating standard English structure and usage Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?

Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-M4 demonstrating understanding of the parts of speech to make choices for writing Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?

Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-3-M5 spelling accurately using strategies and resources when necessary Poverty Point Ovens
Perplexing Poverty Point Figurines
Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?

Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-4-M1 speaking intelligibly, using standard English pronunciation and diction Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-4-M2 giving and following directions/procedures All activities
ELA-4-M4 speaking and listening for a variety of audiences and purposes Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail? and all small group work
ELA-4-M6 participating in a variety of roles in group discussions Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Wattle You Build Next?
Atlatl Antics
Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-6-M2 identifying, comparing, and responding to a variety of classic and contemporary literature from many genres (myths, folk tales, etc.) Bird Gods? Fox Man? Long Tail?
ELA-7-M2 problem solving by using reasoning skills, life experiences, accumulated knowledge, and relevant information Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
ELA-7-M4 distinguishing fact form opinion and probability, skimming and scanning for facts, determining cause and effect, inductive and deductive reasoning, generating inquiry, and making connections with real-life situations across texts. All activities

Louisiana Science Framework for 5-8

Benchmark # Description Activity
S1-M-A2 designing and conducting a scientific investigation. Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-M-A3 using mathematics and appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-M-A4 developing descriptions, explanations, predictions, and graphs using data. Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-M-A5 developing models and predictions using the relationships between data and explanations Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-M-A6 comparing alternative explanations and predictions Poverty Point Ovens
S1-M-A7 communicating scientific procedures, information, and explanations Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
S1-M-A8 utilizing safety procedures during scientific investigations. Atlatl Antics
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
Prehistoric Pump Drills
S1-M-B1 understanding that different kinds of questions guide different kinds of scientific investigations Poverty Point Ovens
S1-M-B5 understanding that scientific knowledge is enhanced through peer review, alternative explanations, and constructive criticism Artifacts All Over the Place

PS-M-B1 describing and graphing the motions of objects Atlatl Antics
PS-M-C5 investigating and describing the movement of heat Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
SE-M-A6 distinguishing between renewable and nonrenewable resources and understanding that nonrenewable resources are not replenished through the natural cycles and thus are strictly limited in quantity Topography Training

Louisiana Social Studies Content Standards for 5-8

Benchmark # Description Activity
G-1A-M1 identifying and describing the characteristics, functions, and applications of various types of maps and other geographic tools, and technologies. Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
Poverty Point Cooking Balls
G-1A-M2 interpreting and developing maps, globes, graphs, charts, models, and databases to analyze spatial distributions and patterns. Our Poverty Point Addresses
Artifacts All Over the Place
G-1A-M3 organizing and displaying information about the location of geographic features and places by using mental mapping skills. Our Poverty Point Addresses
G-1D-M2 explaining and giving examples of how characteristics of different physical environments affect human activities Poverty Point Cooking Balls
Artifacts All Over the Place
E-1A-M1

describing how the scarcity of resources necessitates decision making at both personal and societal levels. Poverty Point Cooking Balls
E-1A-M4 analyzing the role of specialization in the economic process. Poverty Point Cooking Balls
H-1A-M4 analyzing historical data using primary and secondary sources Poverty Point Cooking Balls
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl Prehistoric Pump Drills
Artifacts All Over the Place
H-1A-M6 conducting research in efforts to answer historical questions. Time Line of History
Atlatl Antics
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl
Poverty Point Ovens
Prehistoric Pump Drills
H-1C-M1 describing the earliest human communities All activities
H-1D-M1 describing the contributions of people, events, movements, and ideas that have been significant in the history of Louisiana All activities

Louisiana Mathematics Framework for 5-8

Benchmark # Description Activity
N-2-M demonstrating number sense and estimation skills to describe, order, and compare rational numbers Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
N-4-M demonstrating a conceptual understanding of the meaning of the basic arithmetic operations and their relationships to each other Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
N-5-M applying an understanding of rational numbers and arithmetic operations to real-life situations Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
N-7-M selecting and using appropriate computational methods and tools for given situations . . . Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
M-1-M applying the concepts of length, area, surface area, volume, capacity, weight, mass, money, time, temperature, and rate to real world experiences Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
Our Poverty Point Addresses Cooking in an Earth Oven
Poverty Point Ovens
M-3-M selecting appropriate units and tools for tasks by considering the purpose for the measurement and the precision required for the task The Run for the Ridges
Atlatl Antics

M-5-M converting from one unit of measurement to another within the same system Time Line of History
The Run for the Ridges
M-6-M demonstrating the connection of measurement to the other strands and to real-life situations Time Line of History
Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
The Run for the Ridges
Home, Home on the Ridge
Atlatl Antics
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl
Poverty Point Ovens
Prehistoric Pump Drills
G-2-M identifying, describing, comparing, constructing, and classifying geometric figures and concepts Home, Home on the Ridge
G-4-M constructing two- and three- dimensional models Our Poverty Point Addresses
Topography Training
Building a Mound for the Birds!
Home, Home on the Ridge
Wattle You Build Next?
The "Do It Yourself" Atlatl Prehistoric Pump Drills
G-7-M demonstrating the connection of geometry to the other strands and to real-life situations Home, Home on the Ridge
D-1-M systematically collecting, organizing, describing, and displaying data in charts, tables, plots, graphs, and/or spread sheets Time Line of History
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
D-2-M analyzing, interpreting, evaluating, drawing inferences, and making estimations, predictions, decisions, and convincing arguments based on organized data The Run for the Ridges
Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place
D-3-M describing informal thinking procedures (e.g. solving elementary logic problems, using Venn diagrams. . .) Cooking in an Earth Oven
Prehistoric Pump Drills
D-6-M demonstrating the connection of data analysis, probability, and discrete math to other strands and to real-life situations Atlatl Antics
Poverty Point Ovens
Artifacts All Over the Place

Appendix D

Resources

Books

Brown, Dale M., ed. Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers (Lost Civilizations). New York: Time Life, 1992.
Byrd, Kathleen M., ed. The Poverty Point Culture: Local Manifestations, Subsistence Practices, and Trade Networks. Geoscience and Man, vol. 29. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University School of Geoscience, 1991.

Duke, Kate Archaeologists Dig for Clues. New York: Harper Collins, 1997.

Ford, James A. and Clarence H. Webb Poverty Point, a Late Archaic Site in Louisiana. Anthropological Papers, vol. 46, part 1. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1956.

Gibson, Jon L. Poverty Point: A Terminal Archaic Culture of the Lower Mississippi Valley. 2d ed. Anthropological Study Series #7. Baton Rouge: Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission, 1996.

Hawkins, Nancy W. Classroom Archaeology: An Archaeology Activity Guide for Teachers. 3d ed. Baton Rouge: Division of Archaeology, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, 1991.

Kennedy, Roger G. Hidden Cities: The Discovery and Loss of Ancient North American Civilization. New York: Free Press, 1994.

Kniffen, Fred B. The Indians of Louisiana. 2d ed. 1965. Reprint. Gretna: Pelican, 1985.

Kniffen, Fred B., H. Gregory, and G. Stokes. The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana: From 1542 to the Present. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987.

Mainfort, Jr., Robert C. and Lynne P. Sullivan, eds. Ancient Earthen Enclosures of the Eastern Woodlands. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998.

Moore, Elizabeth and Alice Couvillon. Louisiana Indian Tales. Gretna: Pelican, 1990.

Neuman, Robert W. An Introduction to Louisiana Archaeology. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984.

Neuman, Robert W. and Nancy W. Hawkins. Louisiana Prehistory. 2d ed. Anthropological Study Series #6. Baton Rouge: Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, 1993.

Nobles, Connie. Adventures in Classroom Archaeology. Baton Rouge: Division of Archaeology, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, 1992.

Scheele, William E. The Mound Builders. Cleveland: World Publishing, 1960.

Searcy, Margaret Z. Ikwa of the Mound-Builder Indians. Gretna: Pelican Publishing, 1989.

Shemie, Bonnie. Mounds of Earth and Shell. Plattsburgh: Tundra Books, 1993.

Silverberg, Robert. The Mound Builders. Greenwich: New York Graphic Society, 1970.

Spearing, Darwin. Roadside Geology of Louisiana. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing, 1995.

Squier, E. G. and Davis, E. H., edited and with an introduction by David J. Meltzer. Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley: Comprising the Results of Extensive Original Surveys and Explorations. 1848. Reprint. Washington D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998.

York, Linda. Poverty Point State Commemorative Area: A Teacher's Guide. Epps: Poverty Point SCA, 1998.

Webb, Clarence. The Poverty Point Culture. 2d ed. Geoscience and Man, vol. XVII. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University School of Geoscience, 1982.

Videos

INTERpark. Flint Knapping with Bruce Bradley, PhD. VHS tape. 1991.

PBS Video. Myths and Moundbuilders. VHS tape. Odyssey series. 1980.

Wombat Film and Video. Lost in Time. VHS tape. 1990.

Mysteries of the Millenniums: Prehistoric Louisiana Archaeology. VHS tape. 1998.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Programs

Check with your media specialist or the LPB channel nearest you for broadcast schedules and additional programming.

Gumbo Island, Program 1.

The First Louisianians. At Epps, children learn that an ancient Louisiana people built a large ceremonial mound shaped like a bird, and they learn how the early Indians cooked their meals.

Louisiana Parade II, Program 1.

Poverty Point. Poverty Point in Northeast Louisiana is a rich archaeological treasure that teaches visitors how Native Americans lived hundreds of years ago.

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse and Company, Program 303.

Guest: Dennis LaBatt, Office of State Parks Commemorative Area Manager at Poverty Point

Menu: Casserole of venison and squash pot roast squab with kumquats, Melange of vegetable casserole

Slide Presentation

A Poverty Point slide presentation with audio tape may be borrowed from the Division of Archaeology. There is no charge, but the borrower must pay for return postage. Call 1-225-342-8170 for additional information and scheduling.

Poverty Point Suitcase Exhibit

The Poverty Point Suitcase Exhibit is also available from the Division of Archaeology. This exhibit contains authentic artifacts, reproductions of artifacts, and educational material for both the teacher and students. It may be reserved for one school week. The Division of Archaeology will pay for sending the exhibit to your school, but you must pay for its return. Call 1-225-342-8170 for scheduling information.

Internet

The Internet provides a wealth of information for student research and allows students to work with the technology tools of the future. However, the Internet is not monitored for accuracy, so do caution students about choosing research sites carefully. Internet web addresses are constantly changing and searches will yield new web sites daily. Encourage students to search for Poverty Point, mound, mound building, mound builder, National Park Service, atlatl, and flint knapping. The following web sites are excellent sources of information:

Louisiana State Division of Archaeology
www.crt.state.la.us/crt/ocd/arch/homepage/index.htm

Poverty Point State Commemorative Area
www.crt.state.la.us/crt/parks/pvertypt.htm

Prehistoric Mounds in the Lower Mississippi Valley
www.cr.nps.gov/seac/folder.htm

Nile of the New World
www.cr.nps.gov/delta/index.htm

Ancient Architects of the Mississippi
www.cr.nps.gov/aad/feature/feature.htm

Free Posters

The Division of Archaeology offers free posters to educators. There is a five poster prehistory set which includes Paleo-Indian, Meso-Indian, Poverty Point, Early Neo-Indian, and Late Neo-Indian. There are also posters on Archaeology Week, an annual archaeological extravaganza which is held throughout Louisiana every fall. Contact the Division of Archaeology at 1-225-342-8170.

Poverty Point State Commemorative Area

The Office of State Parks personnel and the Station Archaeologist sponsor many programs designed for school children of all ages. Tours of the mounds and demonstrations of ancient tools are among the many fascinating things students may experience while visiting. Contact the site for further information:

Poverty Point State Commemorative Area
P.O. Box 276
Epps, Louisiana 71237
Phone: 1-318-926-5492
1-888-926-5492 (toll free)