From 1977 to 1986, the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission published a series titled the Anthropological Study Series, meant to introduce topics in Louisiana history and archaeology to non-specialists. The volumes typically ranged from 20 to 40 pages long, so they were precise and accessible to everyone. The series proved quite popular with readers, and several titles in the series have been reprinted over the years. Although these volumes do not represent the most recent scholarship, they remain good introductions to their respective subject matters.
St. Tammany Parish Library owns seven of the eight titles published in the series. Some are only available in reference, but others can be checked out. If you are interested in learning more about Louisiana’s cultural heritage, be sure to come take a look.