Accession Number : ADA281296


Title :   Phase 1 Cultural Resources Inventory of Public Access Lands in the Atchafalaya Basin, Vicinity of the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1993-1994


Corporate Author : EARTH SEARCH INC NEW ORLEANS LA


Personal Author(s) : Franks, A ; Heinrich, Paul V ; Vigander, Hakon ; Maygarden, Benjamin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a281296.pdf


Report Date : 16 Mar 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 214


Abstract : The first stage of a cultural resources inventory of Corps-owned lands in the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway included survey within two parcels (North and South Farms) with a total of 2400 acres. Auger tests to 2 and 4 meters failed to recover artifacts or sites. A plan for archeological investigations was developed for a much larger area, bounded by U.S. Hwy 190, the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee, Interstate-10, and the Atchafalaya River. A review of previous investigations in the Atchafalaya Basin and of geomorphology indicates that sites predating the Coles Creek Period are unlikely. Historical research indicates that most activity occurred between about 1850 to 1880. After that, harvesting of timber occurred on a large-scale, commercial basis. Because of extreme rates of deposition within the larger area, this report recommends that archeological investigations be undertaken only in very restricted areas. Sherburne wildlife, Prehistory, Archaic, Poverty point, Tchefuncte, Baytown, Troyville, Coles creek, Plaquemine, Mississippi period, Atchafalaya.


Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY , *FLOOD CONTROL , TEST AND EVALUATION , STRATIGRAPHY , SOILS , HISTORY , PROTECTION , ARTIFACTS , LAND USE , FARMS , MISSISSIPPI , INVENTORY ANALYSIS , LEVEES , SEDIMENTATION , LANDFORMS , BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC) , AUGERS , WILDLIFE , SITE INVESTIGATIONS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , INVENTORY , RIVERS , ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , GEOMORPHOLOGY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering


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