Cultural Resources Inventory of the Montz Freshwater Diversion Project Corridor, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Volume 1.
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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An intensive search of historical and archival materials and of cartographic records pertaining to the Montz region was conducted. In addition, a pedestrian survey, detailed mapping of the Montz study area and of the Montz Cemetery, and complete recordation of all surface manifestations at that cemetery were conducted. All standing structures within the Montz study area also were recorded, using the format specified by the Louisiana State Historic Preservation officer. During field work, a total of seventy-four standing structures were recorded and evaluated. No prehistoric or historic archeological sites were located during pedestrian survey of the Montz study area. In addition, review of the prehistoric setting of the project area indicates that aboriginal sites within the region are more likely to be located on the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain than on the natural levee of the Mississippi River, the venue of the current study. Finally, the Montz Cemetery was studied in detail, and the configuration, chronological placement, and individual components of that cemetery, including grave types, funerary architecture, inscriptions, and grave goods were recorded. In summary, no cultural resources were located or identified within the Montz project corridor that exhibit the qualities of significance and integrity requisite for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
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