Accession Number:

ADA139295

Title:

Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of Pascagoula Harbor, Mississippi.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1983-1984,

Corporate Author:

OSM ARCHAELOGICAL CONSULTANTS INC MOUNDVILLE AL

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

160.0

Abstract:

The results of an extensive documentary search, reconnaissance survey of upland disposal sites and remote sensing survey of channel and disposal areas in the Pascagoula, Mississippi locale are presented, as a preliminary phase of planned harbor improvement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. A detailed account of the prehistory and history of the area, a description of 72 recorded shipwrecks, and a description of local shipbuilding traditions are included as a result of the documentary effort. The terrestrial survey involved the discovery andor relocation of nine prehistoric and historic sites. Over five hundred anomalies were recorded in the marine survey portion of the investigations attempts have been made to correlate these data with recorded shipwreck locations. A reconstruction of the geologic history of the area is presented, along with recommendations for further cultural resource investigations.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE