Cultural Resources Survey of Four Construction Items Below New Orleans
Final rept. 1988-1994
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCE
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This report presents the results of field, archival, and laboratory investigations of four levee and revetment construction rights-of-way located roughly between river miles 93.8 and 81.8 along the right descending bank of the Mississippi River in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Nine sites were located during archeological survey. Eight of these are ineligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, and no further work is recommended. However, early eighteenth century European and aboriginal ceramics were recovered from a narrow beach at 160R125. This site is located on what was formerly Bienvilles west bank concession. Further archeological investigations are recommended at 160R125 to determine if in situ deposits dating to the early eighteenth century exist. A research design for such investigation is presented. Algiers point, Archeology, Batture, Beka plantation, Bienville, Colonial period, Colono-indian wares, European-aboriginal contact, Geomorphology, Historic Archeology, History, Louisiana, Mississippi River, Orleans Parish, Railroads, River commerce, Southern pacific railroad.
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