Louisiana Archaeology Coloring Book
Laela Baham
The Division of Archaeology partnered with local artist Laela Baham to create a coloring book focused on Louisiana Cultural History. Laela worked closely with archaeologists to recreate the archaeological sites and make them suitable for a young audience. Join us and the students in the book as we explore some of Louisiana’s vast cultural history through the lens of archaeology!

Laela Baham is a 14-year-old freshman currently attending Baton Rouge Magnet High School. She has been in the Talented Visual Arts program since sixth grade. Laela has been interested in art since the age of six. It was at the age of eleven that she discovered an 18-year-old digital artist on YouTube which intrigued her and also planted a deep interest in animation. From then on, she has aspired to become a concept artist and eventually work for Disney. Laela has been a dancer since the age of seven, however deciding to take a break this year to concentrate on her first year of high school. Aside from drawing, she enjoys watching cartoons and other people share their talents on YouTube and other platforms. She also enjoys spending time with friends and the occasional video game.


Anthropological Study Series

The Anthropological Study Series below provides a snapshot of Louisiana's rich cultural heritage from the time humans first entered the region (approximately 10,000 BCE) through the late 20th century.  

Section 106 Outreach

The works below resulted from partnerships between several agencies, including the Division of Archaeology, FEMA, NPS, and the various Cultural Resource Management firms who investigate archaeological and historical sites during the Section 106 process.


Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana Book Cover

Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana Trail Guide
Indians built mounds in Louisiana for about 5,500 years.  The mounds had many different shapes, sizes, and functions. The earliest sites had mounds with rounded tops. Later sites sometimes had flat-topped mounds with temples and chiefs' houses on them.  To learn more, visit the Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana Trail Guide Website or download the  Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana: A Driving Trail Guide Brochure.


Ancient Mound Site of Louisiana Brochure Cover Image      Ancient Mound Sites of Louisiana

Louisiana has some of the oldest, most spectacular, and best preserved Indian mounds in the world.  Compared with other places, Louisiana has an unusually large number of mounds and earthworks, which span a long period of time.  To learn more about Louisiana's ancient mound sites, download the  Ancient Mound Sites of Louisiana Brochure.

Email archaeology@crt.la.gov to request a physical copy of a book or brochure.

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