Cultural Resources Survey of Mile 306.3 to 293.4-R on the Mississippi River, Concordia, Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes, Louisiana
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The project area is divided into three segments Above Old River, Carr Point, and Hog Point. Historical artifacts and architectural debris were found on the slope of the eroding top bank in the Carr Point segment and the Hog Point segment. These sites were designated the Carr Point House Site 16PC23, and the Hog Point House Site 16PC24. Analysis of the material from both sites indicated the remains of two residential structures whose occupations dated from the late nineteenth into the early twentieth century. Neither site was deemed worthy of consideration for the National Register of Historical Places. In addition to the historic sites found within the project area, two prehistoric sites were located in the general region. The Prairie Lake Mound 16CO28 turned out to be a site investigated by C.B. Moore in 1911, but never subsequently recorded. 16CO29 was a midden site revealed by recent construction activities at the Sidney A. Murray Hydroelectric Plant near the Old River Control Structure. Artifacts from this site point to a Late Marksville and Troyville period occupation. Carr point, Geomorphology, Historic sites, Hog Point, Mississippi River, Old River, Pointe Coupee Parish, Prehistoric sites, Raccourci cutoff, Shreve cutoff, Red River, Smithfield.
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