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The Basement Bone Lady (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-03-26

Duration: 00:07:38

Subjects: History | Louisiana. Division of Archaeology


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Capo, Bill Reporter
  • Lukas, Brian Photographer
  • Wagnor, Sherry Interviewee
  • McGimsey, Charles "Chip" Interviewee


This segment from the March 26, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features WWL-TV reporter Bill Capo’s visit to the Louisiana State Division of Archaeology in Baton Rouge. Capo tours the 4,000 cubic feet of artifacts in the basement with Sherry Wagnor, the collections manager, and Dr. Charles “Chip” McGimsey, the state archaeologist. Some of the highlights include artifacts from an 18th century shipwreck, Jean Lafitte’s camp, Fort Pike, and a 10,000 year old dart point. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford