Ascension Parish Library
708 S. Irma Blvd.
Not only is it International Archaeology Day, but October is also Louisiana Archaeology Month!. And as part of that celebration the Ascension Parish Library is featuring a talk on an archaeology project at Chatsworth Plantation, an historic sugar plantation in use from about 1830-1930. This project is taking place in Baton Rouge, just across River Road from the L’Auberge Casino. The talk will provide an introduction on the history of sugar, worldwide as well as in Louisiana, followed by a little historical background on the Chatsworth Plantation site (16EBR192). To conclude the talk, information will be provided on the Chatsworth Plantation Archaeological Project with images of field work and artifacts uncovered so far, as well as actual artifacts from the excavations.