Accession Number : ADA259635


Title :   Archaeological Surveys and Evaluations of Four Construction Areas in the Vicinity of Fort Jackson, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS INC BATON ROUGE LA


Personal Author(s) : Hunter, Donald G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259635.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : During the period between October 1989 and April 1990, Coastal Environments, Inc. (CEI), conducted archaeological surveys and evaluations within four construction areas near Fort Jackson, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This work was done for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, as a part of the development of the New Orleans to Venice Hurricane Protection Project. The archaeological survey of Area B, located east of Fort Jackson, recovered numerous artillery shell fragments related to the Civil War bombardment of Fort Jackson. An evaluation of the site and its artifacts determined that the area had been extensively impacted by previous collecting activities, and the area had little further research potential. Area C, which parallels the southern right-of-way of Louisiana Highway 23 south of Fort Jackson, was also investigated. Reported concentrations of small arms projectiles and artillery round fragments were not verified by the present investigations, and no other potentially significant cultural resources were encountered. The undisturbed portions of Area D, which consist of a narrow corridor between the toe of the existing levee and an exterior drainage ditch, was also surveyed. Three whole artillery rounds and three fragments were found, but they provide little distributional data that could be used to address research questions. The fourth, and last construction area surveyed was Area E, located a short distance upstream from Fort Jackson.


Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY , *ARTIFACTS , *ARTILLERY AMMUNITION , ENVIRONMENTS , IMPACT , SITES , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , DRAINAGE , CONSTRUCTION , ARTILLERY , CIVIL WAR(UNITED STATES) , MISSISSIPPI , DITCHES , HURRICANES , BOMBARDMENT(ATTACK) , LOUISIANA , LEVEES , FRAGMENTS , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , SURVEYS , RESOURCES , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , ENGINEERS , RIVERS , ARMY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE