A Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Samedan Oil Corporation C.O. Noble Heirs "A" Number 1 Well Site in Southwest Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) conducted a Phase I archaeological survey of a 2.81 acre well pad site in southwestern Cameron Parish, Louisiana in November 2002 under the supervision of William E. Moore (Principal Investigator) and James E. Warren (Project Archaeologist). This work was sponsored by the Samedan Oil Corporation through the engineering firm C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates of Houston, Texas under United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, permit number 22791. The project area had not been previously examined by professional archaeologists. At the time of the investigation, the entire project area was inundated by water; therefore, no shovel tests were excavated. The project area is situated on soils dredged from the Sabine Pass channel that are on top of Creole mucky clay, a soil found in marshy areas prone to flooding. This is, therefore, a very low probability area for the presence of archaeological sites. The only subsurface that will be affected is the outer perimeter where a dirt will be borrowed to create a ring levee around the well pad site. The rest of the area will be constructed at normal ground level or built up with other materials. It is recommended that the client be allowed to proceed with construction as planned. Copies of the report are on file at the Louisiana Division of Archaeology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the Corps of Engineers, Galveston District; the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory in Austin, Texas; the Samedan Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas; and BVRA in Bryan, Texas.
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Moore, William (2015). A Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Samedan Oil Corporation C.O. Noble Heirs "A" Number 1 Well Site in Southwest Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Available electronically from