Accession Number : ADA225279


Title :   Significance Assessment of 16AN26, New River Bend Revetment, Ascension Parish, Louisiana


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA


Personal Author(s) : Goodwin, R. C. ; Hinks, Stephen ; Cohen, Jennifer A. ; Armstrong, Paul C. ; Favret, Sylvia I.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA225279


Report Date : DEC 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : During January 1989, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. conducted archeological investigations of three features of Site 16AN26, Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation, on the batture of the Mississippi River, in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. The three features that were tested included the remains of a warehouse, a brick scatter, and an old levee. The warehouse probably was built during the 1840s and utilized through the turn of the century. Excavations at the warehouse recorded portions of the foundation, a brick floor, and overlying soil deposits. These excavations demonstrated that the warehouse lacked both archeological integrity and significance. The brick scatter was a twentieth century surface fill deposit of unknown origin; it had no research potential. The old levee, constructed between 1872 and 1900, and enlarged in 1906, was replaced with the present levee in 1930. It also lacked substantive research potential. No further work at these features of Site 16AN26 is recommended.


Descriptors :   *BRICK , *WAREHOUSES , *LEVEES , *ARCHEOLOGY , EXCAVATION , LOUISIANA , SOILS , DEPOSITS , FLOORS , SCATTERING , MISSISSIPPI RIVER


Subject Categories : HUMANITIES AND HISTORY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE