Thank you for sharing this piece of Louisiana archaeology with your students!

  Due to Covid-19, we modified the contents and packaging of our traveling trunks in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.  Teaching kits contain 3D printed replicas of a selection of the materials included in the regular kits.  All associated lessons and videos are now online, below.  Printed posters and the pump drill are not included at this time.

  We sanitize the 3D prints using Lysol before shipping and upon receipt at our office.  We ship the 3D prints in a padded envelope.  As always, we pay to ship the artifacts to you.  However, we ask that you purchase a separate padded envelope and pay the postage associated with returning the artifacts.  The cost should be much lower than in the past due to the decreased weight of the package.

  You MUST complete the  Poverty Point Artifact Checklist when you receive the artifacts AND when you return them.  Please download and complete half of the form upon the kit’s arrival and the other half when you return it.  You may also email the completed document to

  Please send feedback following your experience through our online Traveling Trunk Review Form or the  Traveling Trunk Review Form.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

  Thank you for your continued interest in Louisiana’s archaeology!

Teaching Kit Material

  The resources below complement the teaching kit, which can be reserved below. They also serve as stand alone informational sources. 

  *See Covid-19 restrictions above.

3D printed kit contents:





Poverty Point Objects












Spear Point





(1 actual size, 1 enlarged on string)



  We ship kits on a Monday, arriving at your school the next day (Tuesday) around noon.  You will need to ship the kit on Thursday of the following week via FedEx Ground or UPS Ground, so that it arrives in Baton Rouge on the following day (Friday).  That gives you 6 school days to use the kit.  Please supply three 2-week intervals, in order of preference, in your reservation.


  You can pick up the kit on Monday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Division of Archaeology in Baton Rouge (1051 North Third Street, Room 316) and return it by 4:00 pm Friday of the next week.

  Or, you can receive the kit at your school via FedEx Ground and you can return it (to Division of Archaeology, 1051 North Third Street, Room 316, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) via FedEx Ground or UPS Ground.  You will be responsible for the cost of return shipping.

Reserve the Kit:

  *** Due to COVID-19, you must have clearance from your school district for the procurement and use of outside materials.***


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