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- Multiple Days: 10/06/2017, 10/07/2017, 10/21/2017, 10/28/2017 12:00 PM
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Do you dig Louisiana? Discover hidden layers of history through special Archaeology Month programs at the French Quarter Visitor Center; the center is located at 419 Decatur Street in New Orleans.
- Poverty Point - noon, Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. Discover Louisiana's Poverty Point National Monument through a ranger-led program with a multi-media historical overview and interactive activities using reproduction artifacts. Poverty Point, site of monumental earthworks from a culture that flourished 3000 years ago, is one of North America's most significant ancient sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free.
- "Beneath the Surface of Storyville" - noon-1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 21. Michael Godzinski, archaeologist from Earth Search, Inc., discusses the archaeological investigations of the Iberville Housing Complex. The complex was located in what was once Storyville, New Orleans' "red light" district from 1897 to 1917, and during the area's redevelopment by the Housing Authority of New Orleans and HRI Properties, LLC, layers of history were revealed. Godzinski's talk will focus on The Pig Ankle, a well-known Storyville dance hall. Free.
- "Politics and Pottery" - noon-1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28. Earth Search, Inc. archaeologist Elizabeth Williams and University of New Orleans graduate student Gretchen Byers present findings from a late 1800s pottery kiln site. The site was excavated during data recovery at the Lafitte Housing Complex funded by the Housing Authority of New Orleans. The kiln was located off the once bustling Carondelet Canal; findings point to a failed French porcelain factory and highlight connections to New Orleans commerce, transportation, demographics, and American/Creole politics. Free.