Archaeological Evaluation of the Paris Road Site (16 or 41), Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS INC BATON ROUGE LA
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Archaeological investigations were undertaken in Orleans Parish, Louisiana to relocate the Paris Road site 16 or 41, a buried Tchefuncte culture circa 500 B.c.-A.D. 1 occupation originally discovered during bridge construction operation in 1964. A program of auger borings failed to locate any evidence of the site and revealed that two or more meters of modern spoil deposits now cover the reported site location. Paleogeographic reconstruction suggests that the Paris Road site was a small Tchefuncte occupation which, when inhabited, was located on the levees of a crevasse splay channel off of Bayou Sauvage, a major distributary of the Mississippi River.
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