Accession Number : ADA158908
Title : Cultural Resources Survey of Five Mississippi River Revetment Items.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Aug 84,
Corporate Author : GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
Personal Author(s) : Goodwin,R C ; Yakubik,J K ; Stayner,D ; Jones,K
Report Date : 01 Aug 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 242
Abstract : This report describes the results of cultural Resources Surveys of five Mississippi River revetment construction rights-of-way during late July and August, 1984. All five of these revetments are located within the State of Louisiana, on the grounds of historically documented plantations of the nineteenth ad twentieth centuries. These plantations were engaged in the cultivation of rice and/or sugar cane. Activity areas and artifacts associated with historic plantations were encountered at several of the revetment areas. No prehistoric remains were recovered during the survey. The revetment survey areas consists of batture between the Mississippi and existing riverside levees. The revetments surveyed, in ascending order on the Mississippi River are: (1) Port Sulphur, in Plaquemines Parish; (2) Vacherie, in St. James Parish; (3) Romeville, in St. James Parish; (4) Marchand, in Ascension Parish; (5) New River Bend, in Iberville Parish. Keywords: Historic archeology; Sugar plantations; Rice cultivation.
Descriptors : *ARCHEOLOGY , *REVETMENTS , SITES , SURVEYS , HISTORY , RESOURCES , ARTIFACTS , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , FARMS , CULTURE , LEVEES , LOUISIANA , FARM CROPS
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE