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CAMD Tests Poverty Point Artifacts (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-03-30

Duration: 00:06:52

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices | Scientific research | Poverty Point culture | Poverty Point State Park (La.) | Archaeology


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Hormes, Josef Interviewee


This segment from the March 30, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s visit to LSU’s Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) in Baton Rouge to see researchers using a super x-ray machine to test artifacts from Poverty Point, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Moreau interviews Dr. Josef Hormes, a CAMD research professor, who discusses: his interest in this unique project; the questions they are trying to answer about the artifacts; the process for using the super x-ray machine; and his hope to learn more about the people of the Poverty Point culture.