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Phase I Cultural Resources Survey and Archeological Inventory of a Proposed 1.12 ha (2.87 ac) Borrow Pit and an Associated Access Road, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

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Final rept. Jul-Aug 2003

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This document presents the results of a Phase I cultural resources survey of a proposed borrow pit and associated access road in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. This survey was conducted by R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc., in July 2003 it was performed on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The proposed borrow pit is located on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River northeast of River Mile 180, and it measures approximately 1.16 ha 2.87 ac in size. This area was subject to pedestrian survey and backhoe trenching in order to identify any subsurface cultural features or material. In addition, the proposed access road that measures approximately 165 m 541 ft in length by 15 m 49 ft in width also was subjected to survey using the same field methods. Therefore, a total of 1.4 ha 3.4 ac was examined for cultural resources as part of the proposed undertaking. The proposed project items were characterized as possessing moderate to high probability for containing intact cultural deposits based on results of the previous cultural resources investigation entitled Phase I Cultural Resources Survey and Archeological Inventory of the Alhambra to Hohen-Solms and Hohen-Solms to Modeste Project Items, Ascension and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana George et al. 2000. Despite an intensive field effort, his investigation failed to result in the identification of any archeological sites or historic structures within the Areas of Potential Effect. Phase I cultural resources survey and archeological inventory of the proposed borrow pit and access road project items resulted in the identification of only modern i.e., post 1950 cultural material. No additional testing of the proposed borrow pit and associated access road is recommended.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Geography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

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