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La. Public Archaeology Lab (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-10-20

Duration: 00:05:14

Subjects: Kisatchie National Forest (La.) | Archaeology | University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Scientific research


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Church, Gloria Interviewee
  • Helmer, Matt Interviewee
  • Rees, Mark Interviewee
  • Johnson, Erland Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s visit to the Louisiana Public Archaeology Lab on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) where 30,000 artifacts from a recent archaeological dig at Kisatchie National Forest are being cleaned and catalogued. She interviews: Gloria Church, anthropology and archaeology student at ULL; Matt Helmer, forest archaeologist at Kisatchie National Forest; Mark Rees, lab director; and Erlend Johnson, project director at ULL.