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Archaeology of the 18th-Century French Colonial Metoyer Land Grant Site, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Author(s): Clete Rooney ; Kevin MacDonald ; David Morgan

Year: 2015

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Summary

Recent plans to develop a tract of land on Cane River prompted examination of a locality pivotal to understanding the colonial creole experience in northwest Louisiana. Survey work in 2011 and 2012 identified a large river front site, part of which was home to the plantations of Narcisse Prud’homme, John Plauché, and Pierre Metoyer—the latter an economically prominent colonial known for his relationship with the celebrated Marie-Thérèse Coincoin. Subsequent archival research, geophysical survey, and excavations have identified the possible residences of the plantation owners and those they enslaved.

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Archaeology of the 18th-Century French Colonial Metoyer Land Grant Site, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Clete Rooney, David Morgan, Kevin MacDonald. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398200)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America