BOSSIER CITY
Monday, October 16, 2017
Talk: Discovery on the Red River: a 14th Century Canoe
Event Leader: Jeff Girard
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Bossier Parish Library Historical Center
Location: Bossier Parish Library Henry L. Aulds Branch
3950 Wayne St
Admission: Free
Contact: Pam Carlisle - (318) 746-1693
GREENVILLE
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Exhibit, Hands-on Activity: Poverty Point at the Mississippi Archaeology Expo
Event Leader: Diana Greenlee
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sponsor: Mississippi Archaeological Association
Location: Winterville Mounds Park
2415 Highway 1 North
Admission: Free
Contact: Mark Dingeldein - (662) 334-4684
Louisiana Archaeology Month 2017
 

Northwest Region

Northwest regionNorthwest Louisiana's rich environment has attracted people for thousands of years. Evidence of human occupation in the form of archaeological sites ranges from the earliest inhabitants of the southeastern U.S. to European colonization and the establishment of plantations along Red River, Cane River, Bayou Rapides, and Bayou Boeuf. This region enjoys special importance because it was home to the Caddo Indians. Archaeologists have learned that the Caddos lived in villages spread out along the Red and Sabine rivers and their tributaries. They grew maize and other crops, and they hunted, fished, and gathered wild plants.


MANSFIELD
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Tour:
Event Leader: Scott Dearman
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sponsor: Mansfield State Historic Site
Location: Mansfield State Historic Site
15149 Hwy. 175
Admission: $5.00 per person, all ages
Contact: Scott Dearman - (318) 872-1474
NATCHITOCHES
Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017     *closed mondays and tuesdays
Site Visit, Exhibit, Power Point Display: 18th Century Natchitoches Tells a Story
Time: 9am to 5pm
Sponsor: Office of State Parks
Location: Fort St. Jean Baptiste
155 Rue Jefferson
Admission: Ages 4 to 61 $4.00
Contact: Fort St. Jean Baptiste - (318) 357-3101
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Talk, Hands-on Activity: Archaeology Day
Time: 10am - 2pm
Sponsor: Cane River National Heritage Area
Location: Grand Ecore Visitor Center
106 Tauzin Island Road
PO Box 1201
Admission: Free
Contact: Rebecca Blankenbaker - (318) 356-5555
SHREVEPORT
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Artifact ID, Exhibit, Technology, Replica Display, Flint Knapping, Hands-on Activity: Archaeology Day
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Sponsor: Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation
Location: Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
Admission: Free
Contact: Stacy Gray - (318) 929-2806
Louisiana Archaeology Month 2017
 

Northeast Region

Northeast RegionThe northeast region possesses the best-preserved examples of earthen mound sites in Louisiana. Archaeologists have documented the emergence and elaboration of an earthen architecture tradition dating back more than 5,500 years and continuing sporadically until the arrival of the Spanish. People who constructed the large-scale earthworks at Watson Brake (ca. 5,000 years ago), Poverty Point (ca. 3,500 years ago), Marsden (ca. 2,000 years ago) and Troyville (ca. 1,500 years ago) relied on the rich and diverse environment of northeast Louisiana. They hunted, fished and gathered their food, and it was only within the past 1,000 years that people here began using agricultural plants.


MONROE
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Talk: Pioneer Settlement along the Red River: An Archeological Examination of a Mid-to-late 18th Century Colonial Homestead, Natchitoches Parish
Event Leader: Tad Britt
Time: 6:30 pm
Sponsor: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Location: Museum of Natural History
Hanna Hall, Room 105
Admission: Free
Contact: Diana Greenlee - (318) 926-3314
PIONEER
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Talk, Demonstration, Hands-on Activity: Prehistoric Pottery Making
Event Leader: Mark Brink
Time: 10 -11:30 am
Sponsor: Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Location: Poverty Point World Heritage Site
6859 HWY 577
Admission: $4 per park entry 3 and under and 62 and over free
Contact: Mark Brink - (318) 926-5492
VIDALIA
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Talk: Poverty Point: Louisiana┤s World Heritage Site
Time: 6:30 pm
Sponsor: Concordia Parish Library
Location: Concordia Parish Library, Vidalia Branch
408 Texas Street
Admission: Free
Contact: Amanda Taylor - (318) 757-2707
Louisiana Archaeology Month 2017
 

Southwest Region

Southwest RegionSouthwest Louisiana's diversity ranges from the Atchafalaya Basin to the coast, across the flat prairies to the rolling hills of central Louisiana. Native American peoples lived in small groups that moved seasonally to take advantage of different foods. Over time, communities established more permanent residences along streams and bayous. French and Spanish explorers followed many of the well-established water routes used by Native Americans. Later, Acadian settlers built homes and towns, often in the places previously occupied by Chitimacha and Atakapa villages. The Civil War significantly impacted the people in this region and numerous military sites exist. Today, many archaeological sites have been destroyed due to a growing population.


LAFAYETTE
Sunday, October 1 to Sunday, November 26, 2017     *Saturday and Sunday
Tour: Stars of the Pharaohs
Time: 1:30 pm
Sponsor:
Location: Lafayette Science Museum Planetarium
433 Jefferson Street
Admission: Admission for non-members is $5 for adults, $3 for Seniors age 62 and up, and $2 for students aged 4
Contact: Dave Hostetter - (337) 291-5544
Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Exhibit: People of the Basin: The Chitimacha
Event Leader: N/A
Time: 12:00am-5:00pm
Sponsor: Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Location: Atchafalya Welcome Center
863 West Johnson Street, Unit A
863 West Johnson Street, Unit A
Admission: Free
Contact: Steven Fullen - (225) 219-0768
MARKSVILLE
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Tour, Site Visit, Debris clean up and site maintenance , Hands-on Activity: Marksville State Historic Site Clean Up!
Event Leader: Beverly Clement
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sponsor: Louisiana Archaeological Society
Location: Marksville State Historic Site
837 Martin Luther King Dr.
837 Martin Luther King Dr.
Admission: Free
Contact: Beverly Clement - (323) 240-3558
Note: A tour will be given around 10am to start off the day. Please bring outdoor working gloves, closed toed shoes, proper clothing, a hat and a chair! Sunscreen and bug spray will be provided. Food and Beverages available for volunteers as well as door prizes! Additional Louisiana Archaeology Month shirts will be for sale.
NEW IBERIA
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Talk: Bayou Portage Mounds Archaeological Talk
Event Leader: Jim Delahoussaye
Time: 6 pm
Sponsor: Iberia Parish Library
Location: Parkview Branch Library
500 Grand Pre Blvd
Admission: Free
Contact: Stephanie Lee - (337) 364-7150
Note: The presentation is preceded by a brief meeting of the Friends of the Library. The talk is open to all, you do not need to be a Friend of the Library to attend.
Saturday, October 21 to Saturday, October 21, 2017
Talk: Finding Nouvelle Acadie: Update on the New Acadia Project Archaeological Survey
Event Leader: Mark Rees
Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
Sponsor: Iberia Parish Public Library
Location: Iberia Parish Public Library
Main Branch
445 E Main St
Admission: Free
Contact: Mark Rees -
Louisiana Archaeology Month 2017
 

Southeast Region

Southeast RegionSoutheastern Louisiana can be seen as a complex region due to changes in the sea level, the shifting delta plains of the Mississippi River, and the diverse groups of people who have settled there over time. This region contains a wide range of sites, Indian village sites, colonial sites, Civil War military sites, and industrial and modern sites dating after 1890. More than 2500 sites have already been recorded in the region, and with the rapid rate of population growth and construction in the area, more sites are being discovered and knowledge about them is increasing.


BATON ROUGE
Wednesday, October 25 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Talk: Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Director of Research, Whitney Plantation
Event Leader: Julie Doucet and Valerie Feathers
Time: 7 pm
Sponsor: Louisiana Archaeological Society Baton Rouge Chapter
Location: East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library, Bluebonnet Blvd.
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd
Admission: Free
Contact: Julie Doucet - (225) 202-1794
Note: Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Director of Research at Whitney Plantation (Edgard, Louisiana) will speak about the unique perspective of this amazing museum.
GONZALES
Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017     *M-Th 8:30am-8:00pm;F-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun 2-6 pm
Exhibit: Isle├▒os Cultural Awareness Event
Event Leader: Joan Alemán
Time: M-Th 8:30am-8:00pm;F-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun 2-6 pm
Sponsor: Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana
Location: Ascension Parish Library
708 S. Irma Blvd.
Admission: Free
Contact: Joan Alemán - (225) 938-1154
Note: Oct. 7 beginning at 11 AM John Hickey will speak on history of town of Gonzales & the Gonzales family who settled at historic Galveztown.
MANDEVILLE
Sunday, October 1 to Sunday, October 29, 2017     *Sundays only
Tour: Sugar Mill Ruin Tour
Event Leader: Richard E. Scott
Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Sponsor: Fontainebleau State Park
Location: Visitor Center
62883 Hwy 1089
Admission: $3.00 adults, age 62 & over free, age 3 & under free
Contact: Richard E. Scott - (985) 624-4130
NEW ORLEANS
Monday, October 2, 2017
Talk: History of Jews in Split
Event Leader: Connie Rodriguez
Time: 8 pm
Sponsor: New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Location: Whitney Bank Presentation Room, Thomas Hall
Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Admission: Free
Contact: Connie Rodriguez - (504) 450-4395
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Talk: Complexity and Contradiction in Diocletian's Palace
Event Leader: Connie Rodriguez
Time: 8 pm
Sponsor: New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Location: Whitney Bank Presentation Room, Thomas Hall
Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Admission: Free
Contact: Connie Rodriguez - (504) 450-4395
Note: For more information: http://calendar.loyno.edu/admin/?module=event_form&id=h0bwfrkxv2
NEW ORLEANS
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Talk, Exhibit:
Event Leader: Elizabeth Williams and Gretchen Byers
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Sponsor: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
Location: French Quarter Visitor Center of Jean Lafitte
419 Decatur Street
Admission: Free
Contact: Rachel Williams -
NEW ORLEANS
Monday, November 13, 2017
Talk: Castle Craig, Scotland: Classicist to the Rescue?
Event Leader: Connie Rodriguez
Time: 8 pm
Sponsor: New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Location: Whitney Bank Presentation Room, Thomas Hall
Loyola University
Admission: Free
Contact: Connie Rodriguez - (504) 450-4395
Note: For more information: http://calendar.loyno.edu/admin/?module=event_form&id=q5zmb2bvz5
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Talk: The Secret Lives of Etruscan Wives
Event Leader: Connie Rodriguez
Time: 8 pm
Sponsor: New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Location: Whitney Bank Presentation Room, Thomas Hall
Loyola University
Admission: Free
Contact: Connie Rodriguez - (504) 450-4395
Note: For more information: http://calendar.loyno.edu/admin/?module=event_form&id=7vxcskv1qk
ST. FRANCISVILLE
Saturday, October 7 to Sunday, October 8, 2017
Demonstration, Civil War Living History and Reenactment: Battle of Baton Rouge Civil War Reenactment
Event Leader: Daniel P. Wilcox
Time:
Sponsor: Louisiana Office of State Parks
Location: Audubon State Historic Site
11788 La. Hwy 965
Admission: $5.00
Contact: Daniel P. Wilcox - (225) 635-3739