News & Events

    • Planning Underway for Reburial CeremonyAnnouncement: Planning Underway for Reburial Ceremony
      The Department of Anthropology of the University of New Orleans, is currently making plans for the re-interment of human remains recovered in 1984 and 2011 from the site of the St. Peter Street Cemetery.  This cemetery, located in the French Quarter within the block bounded by St. Peter Street, Burgundy Street, Toulouse Street, and N. Rampart Street, was in use from approximately 1723 to 1789.

    • Alexis de Tocqueville ProjectGlimpses of History in Storyville (article from The Advocate).

      Tark Musa spends almost every day behind the cash register at the New Image Market, at Bienville and Crozat streets. Mostly, he sees the same people: construction workers who drop in to buy cigarettes and plate lunches, children who grab nickel candy from jars in the front, housekeepers picking up bottles of juice and jelly doughnuts in small paper bags on their way to work.

    • Alexis de Tocqueville ProjectRecent excavations by Dr. Ryan Gray at the St. Peter Street Cemetery

      New Orleans is known by some as America's most haunted city, but what was found in the city's oldest neighborhood isn't folklore or legend.

  • Reburial for human remains recovered from St. Peter Street Cemetery completed! See video and stories from and the Advocate.

Information and news links about UNO's excavations at the 810 Royal Street site in the French Quarter of New Orleans can be found at and as featured on WGNO's News With a Twist.

New issue of Louisiana Archaeology on the archaeology of New Orleans, coedited by Dr. Gray and Dennis Jones, including article by former UNO student Blair Bordelon, available to order here!

New Orleans archaeology (including work at 810 Royal) featured on Episode 5 of the podcast The Storied House, available for streaming here.

Interview with Dr. Gray on Bernice Bennett's 'Research at the National Archives and Beyond' radio show available for streaming here.