The New Acadia Project Steering Committee held a meeting on 12/5/2017 at the home of Brenda and Ray Trahan and were joined by University of Louisiana President Dr. Joseph Savoie. The focus of the meeting was the presentation by the project’s principal investigator, Dr Mark Rees, covering the eight weeks of archeological field work that took place during June and July 2017. Dr Rees also presented a summary of the project’s significant work since the 2013 formation of the group. This work, supported in part through fundraising efforts of the steering committee, has resulted in the recording of approximately thirty-six archeological sites on the Loreauville Teche Ridge . Seven of these sites have artifacts that could date the site into the mid to late 1700’s supporting the archival records that place the earliest settlements of the Acadians who arrived in 1765 in the Loreauville area.
The business part of the meeting was followed by a holiday meal and social time.
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