Archeological Testing at Two Sites Near White Castle, Iberville Parish, Louisiana: 16 IV 147 and 16 IV 149
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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This report presents the results of archeological testing and significance assessments of the sites 16 IV 147 and 16 IV 149. Both sites are located on the bankline of the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Site 16 IV 147 consists of a surface scatter of bricks and a fire-stained soil profile located at the bluff face of the Mississippi River. Site 16 IV 149 is a surface scatter of artifacts and a buried cultural lens, with artifacts eroding from the cutbank of the river. Auger testing, shovel testing, and bluff edge recordation were performed at both sites artifactual and ecofactual remains from both sites were subjected to laboratory analyses. Too little remains of Site 16 IV 147 for it to contribute further to the understanding of history. The cultural lens at Site 16 IV 149 represents domestic residential refuse dating from an occupation of Celeste Plantation during the 1830s, but very little of the original deposit remains intact. Neither site can be tied to features or structural remains, or to events significant to the history of the region. Neither site is recommended as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
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