Accession Number : ADA150525


Title :   Archeological Data Recovery at Algiers Point. Volume 1.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA


Personal Author(s) : Goodwin,R C ; Yakubik,J K ; Gendel,P A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a150525.pdf


Report Date : 15 Oct 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 258


Abstract : Archeological data recovery was undertaken in the Algiers Point Historic District, Orleans Parish, La, pursuant to governing historic resources in the Algiers Point Levee Setback Project area. This document reviews the prosecution and results of all cultural resources investigations. Field investigations and their results are summarized; laboratory procedures and the nature of analyses of remains from the project area are discussed. A primarily late nineteenth and early twentieth century assemblage is defined, and a complete paradigmatic classification of historic ceramics from Algiers Point is presented. Components and subassemblages are dates, using mean ceramic dates and bracketed glass dates. Functionally defined subassemblages are compared using descriptive statistics, in order to elucidate behavioral differences between different and similar classes of features. Status differentials between components are examined, using ceramic prices indexing and descriptive statistics. Finally, the research program at Algiers Point is evaluated against a model of the hierarchial levels of archeological interpretation. Weaknesses in method and theory are reviewed, and approaches used in this report are summarized.


Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY , RECOVERY , THEORY , FIELD TESTS , COSTS , CERAMIC MATERIALS , HISTORY , LABORATORY PROCEDURES , RESOURCES , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , ARTIFACTS , CULTURE , LOUISIANA


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE