Division of Archaeology | Louisiana Office of Cultural Development

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Archaeology is to promote Louisiana’s cultural history through the protection of archaeological sites and preservation of material culture.  The division is responsible for coordinating and implementing state and federal guidelines for the investigation and preservation of prehistoric and historic site on land and underwater.  Our services include: issuing permits for archaeological investigations, long-term curation of artifacts, providing educational materials to schools throughout the state, outreach and interpretation of the state's cultural material and history, the use of a state-wide GIS Cultural Resource Map, and providing guidance with required site forms and Section 106 inquiries.

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