Press Release
Sept. 12, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Jeanerette Museum Presents
"New Acadia Project" 
JEANERETTE, La. -- The Jeanerette Museum is celebrating Archaeology Month by hosting a talk on the New Acadia Project led by Mark Rees, Ph. D of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This free talk will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.

The New Acadia Project is a research effort designed to locate, identify, and investigate the homesteads and unmarked grave sites of Acadian families that first arrived in Louisiana in 1765. Rees will discuss the project and the latest findings from samples taken from sites along the Teche Ridge to study the colony of New Acadia.

Rees is an archaeologist, director of the Louisiana Public Archaeology Lab, and Nalley Board of Regents Support Fund professor of Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He holds a Ph. D in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Rees is editor of Archaeology of Louisiana (LSU Press, 2010), co-editor of Plaquemine Archaeology (University of Alabama Press, 2007), and the author of numerous articles and book chapters on archaeology in Louisiana and the Southeast. His recent publications include co-authored works on the Portage Mounds site (Louisiana Archaeology 2015) and Troyville mound site (The Archaeology of Events, University of Alabama Press, 2015). He is currently directing an assessment of the effects of an oil spill on coastal archaeological sites.

This history talk is held at the Jeanerette Museum located at 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette. This free program is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information visit, email or call the museum at 337-276-4408 Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
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