Interactive Exhibits | Division of Archaeology

Find museums and exhibit hosts with Louisiana archaeology collections on display or view our digital exhibits below!


Digital Interactive Exhibits

  Timeline:

  Paleoindian Period
  (11,000 BCE - 8000 BCE)

  Archaic Period
  (8000 BCE - 800 BCE)
     Poverty Point

  Woodland Period
  (800 BCE - 1200 CE)
     Bayou Jasmine

     Tchefuncte

     Marksville

  Mississippi Period
  (1200 CE - 1700 CE)

  Historic Period
  (1700 CE - Present)
     Los Adaes

     El Nuevo Constante

     Bailey's Dam

Click on the site names to interact with our online exhibits.


 On Display

  • Baton Rouge
    • Capitol Park Museum
      • The Mardi Gras Shipwreck Exhibition

        In 2007, a team of archaeologists and researchers mapped, recovered, and analyzed more than 1,000 artifacts from an underwater archaeological site in the Gulf of Mexico.  While the artifacts and research indicate the ship sank in the early 1800s, the name of the ship and its crew members remain unknown.  This exhibition features recovered artifacts that remained underwater for over 200 years and represents over a decade of collaborative research and conservation.  The exhibition will remain open until March 5th, 2022.

Listen to our interview with Louisiana Considered on WRKF/WWNO for more information on the Mardi Gras Shipwreck Exhibition!

      • Portraying the Past: Perspectives on American Indian Mounds in Louisiana

        This exhibit showcases artistic renderings of ten American Indian Mound sites across Louisiana.  The exhibit will remain open through January 2023. 

      • Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation

        This permanent exhibition at the Capitol Park Museum includes a detailed segment on the Poverty Point World Heritage Site in northeast Louisiana, investigating these exceptional prehistoric American Indian earthworks.


Interested in exhibiting a collection from the Louisiana Division of Archaeology?  Email us at archaeology@crt.la.gov.

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