Cultural Resources Assessment of the Faulkner Lake Revetment, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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This report presents the results of research conducted to supplement earlier field investigations in the Faulkner Lake Revetment Project area. Earlier investigations consisted of a pedestrian survey of the length of the project corridor and underwater magnetometer and sidescan sonar survey of the Mississippi River and Profit Island Chute. One historic site, the habitation area associated with Mount Pleasant Plantation 16EBR62, was located during these investigations. Ancillary research included examination of archives and documents, historic maps, scholarly accounts, and oral informant interviews to gather information about the history of Mount Pleasant Plantation, historic land use within the project area, possible submerged resources within the project corridor, the age of abandoned courses of the Mississippi River on or near the project area, and the possible location of reported Pleistocene fossil outcrops. This research resulted in the tentative location of fossil flora and at least one lunette dating from the siege of Port Hudson May-July 1863. While none of these resources lies within the area of planned construction, the possibility exists that submerged fossil flora may exist within the project corridor.
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