Pottery shards, pieces of tobacco pipes discovered at Old Spanish Fort
According to a published report, archaeologists under contract with FEMA have discovered indian artifacts that may date back to 300 A.D. along Bayou St. John near Lake Pontchartrain.
The Advocate reports that shards of pottery, pieces of tobacco pipes and animal bones were recovered at Fort St. John, also known as Old Spanish Fort.
Carbon dating testing will help pinpoint a more precise age of the items recovered.
The newspaper reports that the artifacts, apparently dating back to the Marksville culture of American Indians, were found in old shell pilings on which the fort was built.