This tour includes information about archaeological sites already investigated in Orleans Parish. Some of these sites are now destroyed. Others are no longer accessible or have considerable untapped research potential. Most are on private property and not readily accessible to the public.
As there are few protections for archaeological resources in the city, the locations of some of these projects are only approximate. We ask that you do your part to help us preserve and protect the cultural heritage of the city. Please contact us or the Louisiana Division of Archaeology if you are aware of archaeological resources that are being destroyed.
This tour was created with the participation of students from Dr. Ryan Gray's 'Archaeology of New Orleans' course at UNO and with support from students in the MSUS and Urban Studies Ph.D. programs at UNO. We will be updating and adding more sites from around the city during 2018. Please contact Dr. Gray with questions or suggestions at email@example.com.