G&A Graduate Students Volunteer at Los Adaes State Historic Site

On Saturday, September 26, graduate students Liam Johnson, Sabrina Williamson, Sadie Schoeffler, and undergraduate student Rachel Welch, participated in salvage excavations at the Los Adaes State Historic Site in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The site was affected by Hurricane Laura, which caused several trees to fall, uprooting and disturbing the soil below. Volunteer work consisted of removing the soil from the tree falls and water screening for artifacts. This was a rare opportunity to participate in excavations at a State Historic Site.

Per the volunteer flyer: "It (Los Adaes Site) was the capital of the Provence of Texas for much of the 18th century. El Camino Real de los Tejas passes though the archaeological site, which includes a presidio, mission, and civilian dwellings." More information about Los Adaes can be found here, on the Louisiana State Parks website: https://www.lastateparks.com/historic-sites/los-adaes-state-historic-site

    Students getting hands-on experience in archaeology at Los Adaes in Natchitoches, LA.

Liam Johson, Sadie Schoeffler, Sabrina Williamson and Rachel Welch taking a break from the salvage excavations at Los Adaes.