Cultural Resources Investigations in the Terrebonne Marsh, South-Central Louisiana
COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS INC BATON ROUGE LA
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This report presents the results of various cultural resources investigations conducted in relation to proposed flood protection measures in the Terrebonne Marsh Backwater Complex. The alternative measures being considered include extension of the Avoca Island Levee, construction of ring levees around developed areas and a barrier along the new route of U.S. Highway 90, and relocation of industries in conjunction with a barrier along the south side of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Archeological investigations carried out within these areas included reconnaissance surveys and site revisits within the barrier alternatives and a stratified random sample survey plus additional site revisits within the roughly 700 square mile Terrebonne marsh area. The reconnaissance surveys located 10 new sites, and 22 previously recorded sites were revisited. Eighteen sites were recorded during the sample survey, 6 new sites were located outside the sample, and another 14 sites within the Terrebonne marsh area were revisited. Additional research was directed toward the review of collections from 21 previously recorded sites within the area.... Archeology, Avoca Island Levee, Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, Terrebonne Marsh, Assumption Parish, Lafourche Delta, St. Mary Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, Teche Delta.
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