Accession Number : ADA214880


Title :   Archeological Data Recovery at Site 16SJB29, Near Willow Bend, St. John The Baptist Parish, Louisiana with a Discussion of Regional Archeological Expectations and Priorities Along the Mississippi River


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


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


Personal Author(s) : Goodwin, R C ; Hinks, Stephen ; Armstrong, Paul C ; Athens, William P ; Harri, E J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a214880.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 231


Abstract : The summer 1988 excavation resulted in the recordation of 3 archeological features associated with a late 19th and early 20th century rice irrigation system. Part 1 discusses the excavations at 16SJB29. The natural setting and previous archeological investigations in and around the project area provide a backdrop for the project. The local economic history is presented, with emphasis on the land tenure history. Field investigations are reviewed, and the individual features discussed. finally, the archeological results are synthesized, and compared with previous investigations of rice irrigation systems in south Louisiana. Part 2 discusses the riverine economic development of the St. John the Baptist Parish region, and the effects of geomorphic and cultural processes on batture archeological features. Historic indigo, sugar, and rice production are discussed, as are landings, wharves, and levee structures. A summary of the historical development of each is presented, with emphasis on those aspects which produced archeological remains. Archeological expectations are developed, previous related excavations are discussed, and priorities are presented for future archeological research. The major processes that affect the batture are discussed, including natural riverine processes, flood control and river management construction, industrial development, and the towing and shipping industry. Keywords: Batture archaeology. (edc)


Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY , WATERFRONT STRUCTURES , MANAGEMENT , PRODUCTION , ECONOMICS , FIELD TESTS , CONSTRUCTION , HISTORY , DYES , RIVERS , GEOMORPHOLOGY , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , EXCAVATION , AGRICULTURE , CULTURE , SHIPPING , LAND AREAS , FLOOD CONTROL , LEVEES , IRRIGATION SYSTEMS , LOUISIANA , CEREALS , RECOVERY , INDUSTRIES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE