Archaeology Month | Division of Archaeology

October is Archaeology Month!

This year's Archaeology Month poster highlights the New Orleans Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1897.
There are no physical copies of this poster. However, there are three print sizes from which to choose if you would like a physical copy. The poster is for personal and educational use only.

International Archaeology Day is October 17!
If you would like to submit an event for International Archaeology Day or for Archaeology Month, please submit your event here.

Rivers as Roads to Poverty Point logo

The Poverty Point World Heritage Site is a remarkable 3400-year-old archaeological site in Northeast Louisiana. In addition to its monumental earthworks, the site is known for a dizzying array of artifacts made of materials that were not locally available. Indeed, tons of stone were transported over great distances by way of the Mississippi River system to this amazing locale to make into tools and ornaments. This StoryMap provides 3D models of artifacts linked to their source locations throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S., with information about the materials, the artifacts, and how archaeologists know where they came from. Click the image above to begin your journey!

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