Accession Number : ADA281285


Title :   Cultural Resources Survey of Four Construction Items Below New Orleans


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1988-1994


Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Franks, Herschel A ; Yakubik, Jill-Karen ; Mossa, Joann ; Silvia, Diane ; Smith, Todd


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a281285.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 335


Abstract : 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 Bienville's 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.


Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY , CERAMIC MATERIALS , CONSTRUCTION , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , EXCAVATION , AUGERS , LEVEES , REVETMENTS , LOUISIANA , SOIL STABILIZATION , BEACHES , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , SITE INVESTIGATIONS , HISTORY , GEOMORPHOLOGY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE