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Living the Not So Sweet Life: Archaeological Investigations in the Chatsworth Plantation Quarters

Author(s): Jason Brooks

Year: 2015

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Summary

     Southern Louisiana was home to one of the largest cash crops cultivated during antebellum times.  Sugarcane was grown in a relatively small area in South Louisiana, but had far reaching impacgts at both the local and regional level.   This poster will discuss the archaeology taking place at the Chatsworth Plantation site. I will also examine the spatial layout of Chatsworth, a sugar producing plantation, and discuss possible reasons for the use of the particular layout.  In addition, I will provide insight into the lives of those people that once inhabited the structures located in the quarters area. 


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Living the Not So Sweet Life: Archaeological Investigations in the Chatsworth Plantation Quarters. Jason Brooks. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434134)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 341

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