Cultural Resources Investigations of Three Borrow Areas, New Orleans to Venice Hurricane Protection Project, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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During June 1989, R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc. conducted archeological investigations at three proposed borrow pit areas near Port Sulphur, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This survey was performed for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, pursuant to Delivery Order 07, Contract No. DACW29-88-D-0121. The survey was comprised of an intensive pedestrian survey augmented by systematically placed, screened shovel tests. Two archeological sites were identified and tested. The Slater Site VH-1 16PL151 consisted of a scatter of late nineteenth and twentieth century domestic and architectural debris. Shovel and auger tests and two excavation units yielded a variety of artifacts all were recovered from the plowzone. There was no evidence of in situ features or cultural deposits. The Slater Site VH-2 16PL152 contained late nineteenth through late twentieth century debris mixed in the plowzone. The debris appeared to be the remains of a shotgun house razed in the 1970s. Both sites lacked archeological integrity and substantive research potential. No further work was recommended for these two sites or within the three borrow pit areas. Keywords Archeology, Borrow areas, Chauvin, Historic archeology, History, Louisiana, Mississippi River, Plaquemines Parish, Prehistory, Slater.
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