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41bx68: A Preshitoric Quarry-Workshop In Northern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr. Jan 1978

41bx68: A Preshitoric Quarry-Workshop In Northern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr.

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During late February and early March of 1978, personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted intensive mapping and limited subsurface testing of the prehistoric quarry-workshop site of 41 BX 68. Investigations of the site, located near the intersection of FM 1604 and Elm Creek in northern Bexar County (see Fig. 1), were conducted under the terms of a contract (Purchase Order No. 40-7442-8-426) with the Soil Conservation Service. Located near proposed Floodwater Retarding Structure 11, portions of the extensive site will soon be altered or critically damaged by modification.

Preliminary observations of ...


An Inventory And Assessment Of Archaeological Sites In The High Country Of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, Paul R. Katz Jan 1978

An Inventory And Assessment Of Archaeological Sites In The High Country Of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, Paul R. Katz

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

This report will present the results of an archaeological survey conducted in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, during the summer of 1976. The specific purpose of this survey was to compile an inventory of prehistoric resources in that portion of the Park known as the High Country, the only portion of the Park which had not yet been subjected to a comprehensive, on-the-ground archaeological reconnaissance. Data gathered during the survey were analyzed and interpreted in the light of existing cultural frameworks for the Park and surrounding region. Criteria of significance and criteria of effect were applied to all documented archaeological ...


Archaeological Investigations At The Gresser House (41bx369) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey Jan 1978

Archaeological Investigations At The Gresser House (41bx369) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During March 1977, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted archaeological investigations at the historic Gresser House located on the northwest corner at the intersection of South Presa and Nueva Streets in the historic district of downtown San Antonio (Fig. 1).

The investigations were designed to examine building foundation remains which were uncovered during renovation work being carried out at the Gresser House. These were continued investigations following recommendations made by Anne Fox, who did an initial examination of structural remains and associated animal bones and artifacts uncovered by workmen after the ...


Report Of Test Excavations Along Fm 3359 In Panola County 41pn3 41pn4, Patience Elizabeth Patterson Jan 1978

Report Of Test Excavations Along Fm 3359 In Panola County 41pn3 41pn4, Patience Elizabeth Patterson

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The archeological testing at sites 41PN3 and 41PN4 reported herein, came about as a result of discovery of these sites during an archeological reconnaissance of the proposed right of way on FM 3359 near Deadwood in Panola County, Texas (Figure 1). Reporting and preliminary testing of these sites was completed so as to be in compliance with Public Law 89-670 (The Department of Transportation Act of 1966), 36 CFR 60, 36 CFR 800, and the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation and the Texas Antiquities Committee, dated January 5, 1972.

Both sites were discovered ...


Papers In Applied Archaeology, Joel Gunn Jan 1978

Papers In Applied Archaeology, Joel Gunn

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The papers presented in this volume are concerned not only with the public interest aspect of archaeology but also with alternative and direct practical benefits. The thinking presented was occasioned by a massive increase in public expenditure for archaeological investigation. The papers certainly do not exhaust the topic, but they provide a fairly well rounded view of practical archaeology in the state of Texas.


Archaeological Testing In An Area South Of Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, Cristi A. Assad Jan 1978

Archaeological Testing In An Area South Of Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, Cristi A. Assad

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During November of 1977, five days of archaeological testing were carried out by personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, directly south of Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas (see Fig. 1). The testing was done under the supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director, and Jack D. Eaton, Assistant Director, and was performed under the terms of a contract between CAR and the San Antonio River Authority. The project conforms to the provisions outlined in the E.D.A. Special Terms and Conditions (III 3a), Grant Number 08-19-01911. Antiquities Permit #161 was obtained ...


The Fort Sam Houston Project: An Archaeological And Historical Assessment, Andrea Gerstle, Thomas C. Kelly, Cristi Assad Jan 1978

The Fort Sam Houston Project: An Archaeological And Historical Assessment, Andrea Gerstle, Thomas C. Kelly, Cristi Assad

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In March 1977, a contract was effected between the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (CAR-UTSA), and the Fort Worth District Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an archaeological and historical survey of Fort Sam Houston and its south-central Texas properties. This contract (DACA 63-77-6-0081) is part of an overall Environmental Impact Statement required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1959, implementing Department of Defense Directive 6050.1 and Army Regulation AR 200-1.

The survey was designed to provide an inventory and evaluation of rapidly disappearing archaeological and historical resources and to evaluate impacts ...


The Mariposa Site: A Late Prehistoric Site On The Rio Grande Plain Of Texas, John L. Montgomery Jan 1978

The Mariposa Site: A Late Prehistoric Site On The Rio Grande Plain Of Texas, John L. Montgomery

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

This study of the results of archaeological survey and excavation at the Mariposa site is a contribution to three levels of the discipline. As a pioneering report of detailed excavation data from south Texas, it is a contribution by way of a substantial start on filling in a gap which has existed in regional cultural history. While this is an elementary contribution, it is just the sort of fundamental effort which we are discovering must yet be done in many geographic areas of the United States. The fundamental, detailed examination of the archaeological record in North America is far from ...


Investigation Of Prehistoric Rockshelter And Terrace Sites Along Portions Of The Salado Creek Drainage, Nothern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr. Jan 1978

Investigation Of Prehistoric Rockshelter And Terrace Sites Along Portions Of The Salado Creek Drainage, Nothern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr.

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During late fall and winter of 1977, personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), conducted limited test excavations and controlled surface collections along portions of the Salado Creek drainage in northern Bexar County (Fig. I). Four specific areas were examined, as they were soon to be inundated or critically altered by proposed floodwater retarding structures. The sites in these locations had previously been identified and recommended for further work by Hester et al. (1974). During field operations, the areas of Floodwater Retarding Structures 3, 6, 10 and 15 were investigated. A total ...


Archaeological Investigations Of Portions Of The San Pedro And Alazan Acequias In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1978

Archaeological Investigations Of Portions Of The San Pedro And Alazan Acequias In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In the spring of 1977 the Center for Archaeological Research was requested by Ronald Darner, Director of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, to investigate and record sections of the old acequias, or irrigation ditches which were involved in renovation and landscaping projects in city parks. The purpose of this report is to present the information gained in this endeavor ln lasting and usable form for the future benefit of historians and archaeologists working with these unique and interesting structures.

Since time and space did not allow an exhaustive discussion of the acequia system of San Antonio, the reader ...


Archaeological Investigations At The Mayer House (41bx326) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey Jan 1978

Archaeological Investigations At The Mayer House (41bx326) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The Maximilian B. Mayer House (41 BX 326) once stood' on the corner formed by King William Street, South Saint Mary's Street and Durango Boulevard (Fig. l). It was torn down about 1967, but its foundations and other subsurface structures still remain in the ground.

The recent acquisition and renovation by the San Antonio Conservation Society of the Anton Wulff House (at 107 King William Street) included landscaping and the planting of trees over the site of the Mayer House (at 101 King William Street). Since the land is part of the King William Historical District, this alteration of ...


An Archaeological Assessment Of The Dolores Aldrete House Property San Antonio, Texas, Daniel E. Fox, Fred Valdez, Jr., Lynn Osborne Bobbitt Jan 1978

An Archaeological Assessment Of The Dolores Aldrete House Property San Antonio, Texas, Daniel E. Fox, Fred Valdez, Jr., Lynn Osborne Bobbitt

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During March and April 1978, a preliminary archaeological investigation was conducted at the historic "Dolores Aldrete House," lots 7, 8 and 9 of block 155, fronting on East Nueva Street in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Under contract with the property owners, Carol Lee Klose, Gary Mark Klose and Randall Mark Klose, and the Center for Archaeological Research, two archaeologists from the Center investigated the age, nature of construction and condition of the depth and character of cultural deposits and evaluated the archaeological potential of the site.


Initial Testing Report And Recommendations For Archaeological Resources Along Proposed Loop 1604, Bexar County, Texas, Wayne C. Young Jan 1978

Initial Testing Report And Recommendations For Archaeological Resources Along Proposed Loop 1604, Bexar County, Texas, Wayne C. Young

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Archaeological Site 41BX503 is located in southeastern Bexar County along Loop 1604 at the intersection of the Loop and Schultz Road and is 4.2 miles south of the intersection of U.S. 181 and F.M. 1518. The site was discovered on July 13, 1978, by a member of the S.D.H.P.T. professional cultural resources staff and was recommended for testing in accordance with Procedures for the Protection of Historic and Cultural Properties (36 C.F.R., Part 800). Testing was conducted from November 8 through December 6, 1978, by the Department's professional cultural resources ...


Report Of Test Excavations Along S.H. 16 In Bexar County 41bx502, Wayne C. Young Jan 1978

Report Of Test Excavations Along S.H. 16 In Bexar County 41bx502, Wayne C. Young

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Archaeological site 41BX502 is located in the center of San Geronimo, a hamlet in western Bexar County. The site is situated within the Texas Hill Country at an elevation approximately 1250 feet above mean sea level (384 meters). This site extends along a sloping hillside and terrace system immediately north of the juncture of Habey and San Geronimo Creeks and is cut on the west by the present route of State Highway 16. The site extends approximately 300 meters north and south along the present course of the highway and at least 300 meters east and west along Habey Creek ...


Impact: The Effect Of Climactic Change On Prehistoric And Modern Cultures In Texas (First Progress Report), Joel Gunn, Royce Mahula Jan 1978

Impact: The Effect Of Climactic Change On Prehistoric And Modern Cultures In Texas (First Progress Report), Joel Gunn, Royce Mahula

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The pages of this report contain an assortment of materials which reflect the status of climatic change studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The effort is interdisciplinary, drawing on the talents of persons trained in geography, prehistory, anthropology, and mathematics and other fields. The goals of the project include (1) efforts to understand how prehistoric and modern economies respond to significant climatic changes and (2) the application of such understanding to our own time and nation.


Background To The Archaeology Of Chaparrosa Ranch, Southern Texas, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1978

Background To The Archaeology Of Chaparrosa Ranch, Southern Texas, Thomas R. Hester

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The Chaparrosa Ranch, located in Zavala County, southern Texas constitutes an ideal area for long-range archaeological research. Flowing' through the ranch are Chaparrosa and Turkey Creeks, two major tributaries in the Nueces River system. These creeks and subsidiary drainages have cut pronounced valleys and terrace systems. As of this writing, nearly 200 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites have been documented in these valleys and in the adjacent uplands. Field work at several known sites in the Chaparrosa Ranch was conducted in August and September 1970, and the results are found in the first paper in this volume.


An Evaluation Of Archaeological Sites In The Vicinity Of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 2 Dry Comal Creek, Comal County, Texas, Cristi Assad Jan 1978

An Evaluation Of Archaeological Sites In The Vicinity Of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 2 Dry Comal Creek, Comal County, Texas, Cristi Assad

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During September and October of 1977, 10 days of limited testing and survey were carried out by personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester. The work was conducted under the terms of Purchase Order No. 40-7442-1501 issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Soil Conservation Service (SCS). The sites tested were in the area to be modified by the construction of Floodwater Retarding Structure No.2 located on Dry Comal Creek in Comal County, south central Texas (Fig. 1). The testing was ...


Early Human Occupations In South Central And Southwestern Texas: Preliminary Papers On The Baker Cave And St. Mary's Hall Sites, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1978

Early Human Occupations In South Central And Southwestern Texas: Preliminary Papers On The Baker Cave And St. Mary's Hall Sites, Thomas R. Hester

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During July, 1976, a field team from The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted limited excavations at Baker Cave in Val Verde County, southwestern Texas. The site is located on Phillip's Canyon within the Devil's River drainage. The work was funded by the Center for Field Research, the Texas Archaeological Foundation, and the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research. During. June and July 1977, The University of Texas at San Antonio Archaeological Field Course conducted excavations at the St. Mary's Hall site (41 BX 229), in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The site was officially recorded in ...