Cultural Resources Survey of the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee Item E-44, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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The project area consisted of 13 proposed borrow tracts. Background investigations of area prehistory, history, and geomorphology were used to identify geomorphic features within the project tracts which possessed a high probability for containing archeological resources. Field methods incorporated various levels of survey intensity to accommodate both these high-probability areas and other zones where the likelihood of cultural resources was much smaller. Twelve of the 13 borrow areas were at least partially covered with standing water, preventing implementation of archeological survey over the entire project area. No cultural resources were identified as a result of these investigations. No further archeological investigations are recommended. Supplementary investigations outside the project area attempted study of 3 previously recorded archeological sites and 2 reported locales with the potential to contain cultural resources. Brief study of 16IV4 Bayou Sorrel Mounds resulted in a sketch map presenting the cemetary mound in relation to the protection levee. Survey at 16IV13, recorded as a single-mound site, located a possible second mound. 16IV15 could not be relocated.
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