Accession Number : ADA184135

Title :   Cultural Resources Survey of the Caernarvon Diversion Site, Mississippi Delta Region, Louisiana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Poplin,Eric C ; Poplin,Carol J ; Armstrong,Paul C

PDF Url : ADA184135

Report Date : 08 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This report presents the results of cultural resource investigations in the Caernarvon Diversion Site, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. An intensive pedestrain survey of the batture and channel of land between Caernarvon Canal and Braithwaite Golf Course was conducted. The examination of the shoreline of Big Mar and the banks of canals adjacent to this lake supplemented the pedestrain survey efforts. The project area was located within the former Caernarvon Plantation. However, no extant portion of this plantation was identified by the survey within the project area. Three archeological sites were discovered during this investigation. Two prehistoric shell middens, 16 PL 148 and 16 PL 149m were discovered on the edges of Big Mar. One historic site, 16 PL 150, was discovered near LA 39. All of the sites were disturbed. None are considered significant cultural resources.

Descriptors :   *ARCHAEOLOGY, SITES, CULTURE, RESOURCES, SURVEYS, SHORES, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, CHANNELS, LAND AREAS, LOUISIANA, DELTAS, CANALS, SWAMPS, WALKING, LEVEES, SHELLFISH

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE