October 15, 2009
Northeast Louisianans invited to Poverty Point “screen-a-thon”
Area residents, future archaeologists and those just interested in the archaeology field are invited to participate in a “screen-a-thon” at Poverty Point State Historic Site this weekend, under the leadership and guidance of Diana Greenlee, station archaeologist and adjunct assistant professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Greenlee said the “screen-a-thon” begins at noon on Friday, Oct. 16 and runs straight through until 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18.
“We’re trying to beat our record from last year, when we went 48 hours,” said Greenlee. “The weather is supposed to be perfect and we’ll be serving chili and apple pie ... It’s a great family event for all, so come on out!”
For more information on the marathon screening event at Poverty Point, call the station at 318-926-3314.
The archaeological site at Poverty Point is the largest, most complicated earthwork of its age in North America. People who relied on a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life moved more than 750,000 cubic meters of dirt in its construction, all without benefit of beasts of burden.