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Notes on Little Pecan Island, Louisiana

  • Robert Wauchope (a1)
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On May 25, 1946 Mrs. Wauchope and I were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Vincent, Jr., of Lake Charles, Louisiana, on a picnic to Little Pecan Island in southwest Louisiana. During the day, we made a small excavation to sample a ridge which had previously yielded some human bones and fragments of pottery.

About five miles of marsh separate Little Pecan Island from Grand Chenier Ridge, not far from the town of Grand Chenier (Fig. 54). The waters of Little Pecan Lake wash its north and east shores. The island is about three miles long and is nowhere over 500 yards in width.

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Ford, James A. 1935. “Ceramic Decoration Sequence at an Old Indian Village Site near Sicily Island, Louisiana.Anthropological Study, Louisiana Department of Conservation, No. 1. Baton Rouge.
Ford, James A. 1936. “Analysis of Indian Village Site Collections from Louisiana and Mississippi.” Anthropological Study, Louisiana Department of Conservation, No. 2. Baton Rouge.
Moore, Clarence B. 1909. “Antiquities of the Ouachita Valley.Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol. 14. Philadelphia.
Moore, Clarence B. 1913. “Some Aboriginal Sites in Louisiana and in Arkansas.Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol. 16. Philadelphia.
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American Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0002-7316
  • EISSN: 2325-5064
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