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Cultural Resources Survey of the White Castle Revetment Item, Iberville, Parish, Louisiana.
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc., conducted a cultural resources survey of 0.8 miles of of the Mississippi River bankline in Iberville Parish for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during August and September, 1985. The project area had been settled by Acadian colonists in the Spanish Colonial Period. Two plantations, Celeste and Belle Grove, developed within the project corridor during the nineteenth century. Six sites were recorded during an intensive pedestrian survey. White Castle Site 1 consists of a disturbed brick scatter it represents the remains of the Belle Grove warehouse. Site 16 IV 147 consists of a scatter of colonial period habitation debris and an intact architectural feature. The site represents the remains of an Acadian farmstead. Site 16 IV 148 yielded a small collection of Coles Creek period ceramics and historic artifacts but does not possess integrity. Site 16 IV 149 represents the remains of an early nineteenth century farmstead portions of the site remain intact. Site 16 IV 150 also represents the remains of a late eighteenthearly nineteenth century farmstead, but the site lacks intact cultural deposits. Site 16 IV 151 yielded a small collection of historic and prehistoric artifacts but lacks cultural integrity the site represents the remains of the Celeste Plantation great house complex. White Castle 1, 16 IV148, 16 IV 150, and 16 IV 151 are not significant cultural resources. No further work is recommended at these sites. Further testing is recommended to determine the significance of 16 IV 147 and 16 IV 149.
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