Andrea White, the St Augustine’s new City Archaeologist, will discuss the archaeology of New Orleans entitled, “Down in New Orleans: Urban Archaeology in the Crescent City”. She’ll cover how the archaeological deposits tell the story of the city’s Native American, colonial, Early American, and more recent past. Did you know the city is located on a landform that is less than 3,000 years old? Or that despite its Frenchness, New Orleans was under Spanish governorship for nearly half of its colonial history? Her talk will highlight three millennia of human occupation in the greater New Orleans region and examine the challenges facing urban archaeology in the present. Come learn about some of the parallels and shared history of New Orleans and St. Augustine.
Meet in the Flagler Room at Flagler College.