Phase I Cultural Resources Survey and Inventory of the Proposed Vermilion River Dredge Maintenance Project, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Final rept. May-Jun 98,
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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This technical report presents the results of Phase I cultural resources survey, assessment, and archeological inventory of the proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vermilion River Dredge Maintenance Project in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. The investigation included both terrestrial and marine components, and it was completed following the Scope of Work provided by the Corps. The field work portion of these investigations was completed by R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc., between May and June, 1998. The proposed Vermilion River Dredge Maintenance incorporates a mine survey corridor located on the Vermilion River between river mile 47.5 and mile 48.4 in Lafayette Parish, louisiana this corridor encompasses an area measuring 53.7 ac 21.7 ha in site. A second project item consists of a 35 ac 14.2 ha land tract in Lafayette Parish, louisiana. This tract fronts the Vermilion River just south of the town of Milton, louisiana, in Section 50, Township 11S, Range 4E. In total, 88.7 ac 35.9 ha were examined as a result of this investigation. A marine remote sensing survey, utilizing side scan sonar, a recording proton precession magnetometer, and a fathometer, produced 21 magnetic anomalies and 10 acoustic anomalies. The magnetic and acoustic data recorded during the Vermilion River underwater survey indicates that the project area contains significant amounts of debris, but does not appear to contain anomalous readings consistent with those expected of submerged cultural resources. Therefore, no further marine archeological investigations are recommended for the Vermilion River Dredge Maintenance Project. The terrestrial portion of the proposed project area was surveyed and inventoried through a combination of pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel testing, magnetometer survey, probing, and auger testing.
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