Accession Number : ADA239448


Title :   Cultural Resources Investigations, Cross Basin Channel Realignments, Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS INC BATON ROUGE LA


Personal Author(s) : Castille, George C ; Pearson, Charles E ; Hunter, Donald G ; Saltus, Jr , Allen R ; Emmer, Rodney E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a239448.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 172


Abstract : Cultural resources investigations have been conducted in relation to the proposed Cross Basin Channel Realignments Project, Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana. The project areas include the Old Atchafalaya Area (Sts. Martin and Landry Parishes) the East Freshwater Distribution Channel Area (Iberville and St. Martin Parish), and the West Access Channel Area (St. Martin Parish). This report presents (1) an overview of the region's geology, (2) a review of the previous cultural resources investigations undertaken in the study region and a listing of all known archeological sites in the area, (3) an historical overview with additional emphasis placed on the history of navigation in the study region, and (4) a summary of the field investigations conducted within the project areas, and (5) a summary of the resource potential for each construction locale. The historical overview reveals that the Atchafalaya Basin interior, in which these construction areas are located, was the scene of economic development since the early nineteenth century. It also notes the dependence that was, and still is, placed on watercraft transportation within the Basin. Historical and cartographic research, also, has established that the West Access Channel Area is located in the northern portion of the now-abandoned Bayou Chene community.


Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY , *CULTURAL RESOURCES , ECONOMICS , FIELD TESTS , GEOLOGY , REGIONS , CONSTRUCTION , NAVIGATION , HISTORY , ACCESS , RESOURCES , MAPPING , WEST(DIRECTION) , CHANNELS , CULTURE , LOUISIANA , TRANSPORTATION , SHIPS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE