The Museum’s Anthropology Division holds both archaeological and ethnographic collections.
The archaeological collections consist of artifacts and other site-related materials from over 2000 sites, predominantly in the southeastern United States, and including extensive collections from WPA-related excavations in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. The ethnographic collection contains over 3000 objects from South America, Africa, Australia, Oceania, Asia and the Arctic, and is particularly strong in Native American basketry from Louisiana and featherwork from the Amazon basin.
The Division also has a Zooarchaeological Comparative Collection that includes a synoptic component, as well as a small seed collection.
All of these collections are available to researchers, including students, by appointment.
Rebecca Saunders, Curator
Beverly Nuschler, Collections Manager