Monday, May 28, 2007

Erosion uncovers West Feliciana gravesite
A Louisiana State University archaeologist wants help identifying a West Feliciana Parish cemetery where erosion has exposed buried human remains.

Rob Mann of the LSU Museum of Natural Science said the site is about 1.8 miles north of the Plettenberg community, in a remote area along Polly Creek in Section 39, Township 2 South, Range 4 West.

"The indications are that this was a cemetery where burials were done in coffins in the regular way. In addition to trying to identify the cemetery, we want to find out whether there's a church or descendant community that would want to rebury the remains in an active cemetery," said Mann, the state's southeast regional archaeologist.