Accession Number:

ADA230089

Title:

Rice Agriculture in the River Parishes: The Historical Archeology of the Vacherie Site (16 SJ 40), St. James Parish, Louisiana

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

211.0

Abstract:

In 1987, archeological data recovery excavations were undertaken at Site 16 SJ 40, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Based on 1984 archeological testing the site possessed the quality of significance, as defined by the National Register of Historic Places criteria. Current historical and archeological investigations were conducted prior to planned revetment construction in the area. These investigations formed the basis for a Determination of No Adverse Effect for the site. During site excavation, seven possibly eight rice irrigation features, primarily rice flumes were recorded, along with a privy, wood refuse, and a granite slab. Historical research related the site to the local and statewide rice industry. Four research issues were considered rice agriculture in St. James Parish the study of differences between large and small landholders in the reach the intrasite arrangement of features and site formation and degradation. Previously unrecorded data about nineteenth century rice irrigation systems in the St. James Parish region were obtained through this study. mm

Subject Categories:

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE