NSU gets grant to study Civil War battlefield

Northwestern State University’s Cultural Resource Office has received a grant of $41,000 from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to conduct an archaeological survey of Deloach’s Bluff Battlefield in Rapides Parish.

The main project objective is to identify the location of subsurface resources and to determine the geographic extent of the historic battlefield through investigative fieldwork including GIS/GPS work, remote sensing methods such as magnetometer and soil resistivity surveys and archaeological testing, according to principal investigator W. Ryan Smith of the Cultural Resource Office

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