Accession Number : ADA230089


Title :   Rice Agriculture in the River Parishes: The Historical Archeology of the Vacherie Site (16 SJ 40), St. James Parish, Louisiana


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


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


Personal Author(s) : Shannon, George W , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a230089.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 211


Abstract : In 1987, archeological data recovery excavations were undertaken at Site 16 SJ 40, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Based on 1984 archeological testing the site possessed the quality of significance, as defined by the National Register of Historic Places criteria. Current historical and archeological investigations were conducted prior to planned revetment construction in the area. These investigations formed the basis for a Determination of No Adverse Effect for the site. During site excavation, seven (possibly eight) rice irrigation features, primarily rice flumes were recorded, along with a privy, wood refuse, and a granite slab. Historical research related the site to the local and statewide rice industry. Four research issues were considered: rice agriculture in St. James Parish; the study of differences between large and small landholders in the reach; the intrasite arrangement of features; and site formation and degradation. Previously unrecorded data about nineteenth century rice irrigation systems in the St. James Parish region were obtained through this study. (mm)


Descriptors :   *RECOVERY , DEGRADATION , SITES , GRANITE , HISTORY , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , WASTES , ARCHEOLOGY , EXCAVATION , AGRICULTURE , WOOD , IRRIGATION SYSTEMS , LOUISIANA , CEREALS , REVETMENTS , INDUSTRIES


Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE