Thanks for choosing to share this fascinating piece of Louisiana prehistory with your students!

Due to Covid-19, we have modified the contents and packaging of our teacher kits in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Our kits will consist of 3D printed replicas of a selection of the materials originally included in the previous kits. Printed posters and the pump drill will not be sent out at this time.

The 3D prints will be sanitized using Lysol before they are shipped to you and upon receipt to our office. We will ship the 3D prints in a padded envelope. As always, we will 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.

All the associated lessons and videos are now online under the “Teacher Kit” tab. The artifact checklist and feedback forms are now digital. You MUST complete the artifact checklist form 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. Email the completed document to archaeology@crt.la.gov.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact archaeology@crt.la.gov.

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

3D printed kit contents:

Artifacts

Quantity

Label

Poverty Point Objects

3

A

Figurine

1

B

Beads

3 on a string

C

Stone Points

1

D

Microliths

2

E

Stone Core

1

F

Plummets

2

G

Atlatl Weight

1

H

Celt

1

I

Owls

2 (actual size and enlarged on a string)

J

Exhibit Dates:

The exhibit is shipped on a Monday, arriving at your school the next day (Tuesday) around noon. You will need to ship the exhibit on Thursday of the following week via FedEx Ground or UPS Ground, so that it will arrive in Baton Rouge on the following day (Friday). That gives you six school days to use the exhibit. Please supply three 2- week intervals, in order of preference, when you reserve the exhibit.

Shipping:

You can pick up the exhibit on Tuesday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Division of Archaeology in Baton Rouge (1051 North Third Street, Room 319) and return it by 4:00 pm Friday of the next week.

Or, you can receive the exhibit at your school via FedEx Ground and you can return it (to Division of Archaeology, 1051 North Third Street, Room 319, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) via FedEx Ground or UPS Ground. You will be responsible for the cost of return shipping.

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

Poverty Point Reservation

The Poverty Point Exhibit is shipped loaned for two-week intervals, starting with a Monday and ending on a Friday. Please enter the desired dates for the exhibit. Enter the dates in either [month day, year] or [m/d/y] format.

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