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A Cultural Resources Survey of Arlington Revetment and LSU Berm Levee Improvement Item, East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana

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This report describes the results of a cultural resources investigation on the east side of the Mississippi River within a reach between M-228.1 to 222.2-L. The project area included survey of unrevetted portions of the batture side of the levee, as well as survey of the land side for the Berm. No cultural resources were encountered in the batture portion. On the and side of the levee, three previously unreported sites were encountered 16EBR72, 16EBR73, and 16EBR74. Additionally, historical research was conducted on the Cottage Plantation, previously reported as 16EBR57. Three other house sites and the site of a chapel were also noted within the project area, but not reported as archeological sites. Laurel Plantation 6EBR72 and the Cottage Plantation were designated eligible for the National Register of historic Places. Also, five occupied standing structures, none of which are eligible for the National Register, were found in the project area. The report investigates the history Cottage, Laurel, Hope Estate, Arlington, Nestle Down and McHatton plantations. Portions all of these plantations were in the project area. Also, geomorphological investigations were conducted in two transects in separate portions of the project area. These investigations attempted to discover if a soil horizon existed on the batture side of the levee that might contain former living surfaces that have since been covered by sediment deposition on the batture. Archeology, Mississippi River Plantations, Mississippi River geomorphology, Cottage Plantation, Laurel plantation, Hope Estate Plantation, Arlington Plantation, McHatton plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

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