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Founded in 1974 and with a current membership of nearly 300, the Louisiana Archaeological Society (LAS) brings together professional and avocational archaeologists interested in investigating, interpreting, and preserving information on the prehistoric Indians and the early history of Louisiana. For a small membership fee you receive the Newsletter (published three times a year) and the bulletin, Louisiana Archaeology. A two-day annual meeting is held each year in a city around the state. There are active chapters in various parts of the state. 

LAS members traditionally have had a close relationship with the Division of Archaeology of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. They participate in Louisiana's Archaeology Week activities to increase public awareness of the state's rich cultural heritage, and they support the efforts of the Louisiana Archaeological Conservancy to help preserve the prehistory and history of Louisiana.

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