Accession Number : ADA364138
Title : National Register Evaluation of the Bayou Jean Louis Cemetery (16SM89), Atchafalaya Basin Project, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 97-99
Corporate Author : EARTH SEARCH INC NEW ORLEANS LA
Personal Author(s) : Maygarden, Benjamin ; Lee, Aubra ; Saucier, Roger ; Braud, Melissa ; Yakubik, Jill-Karen
Report Date : FEB 1999
Pagination or Media Count : 179
Abstract : Archeological and historical research was undertaken to document certain aspects of the former Bayou Chene community. The Bayou Jean Louis Cemetery (16SM89) was mapped, and the site was evaluated using NRHP criteria. The Bayou Jean Louis Cemetery is recommended as being eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion D. It is further recommended that Bayou Jean Louis be closed northwest of the cemetery, and that the cemetery be recovered with soil to protect it. Seven other cemeteries were visited and mapped. Only two of these additional cemeteries, the Bayou Chene Methodist Church and Cemetery (16SM90) and the Bayou Macauley Cemetery (16SM88), exhibited some sort of physical manifestation. Preservation in place, avoidance, and periodic monitoring were recommended for all seven cemeteries. Finally, reconnaissance survey was performed within the project area. This survey encompassed approximately 214 acres. No additional cultural resources were identified as a result of this survey, but five erosional areas were identified. These should be monitored periodically to determine if cultural deposits.
Descriptors : *ARCHEOLOGY , *CULTURAL RESOURCES , MONITORING , TOPOGRAPHY , SURVEYS , HISTORY , GEOMORPHOLOGY , HISTORIC SITES , LOUISIANA , INTERVIEWING.
Subject Categories : HUMANITIES AND HISTORY
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE