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1978

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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 ...


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 ...


Archaeological Monitoring And Testing At The Catalpa-Pershing Storm Drainage Project In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, Elizabeth C. Frkuska Jan 1978

Archaeological Monitoring And Testing At The Catalpa-Pershing Storm Drainage Project In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, Elizabeth C. Frkuska

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

In Feburary 1977, the Center for Archaeological Research was contracted by the City of San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation to conduct observation and limited testing in the immediate area of the Catalpa-Pershing Drainage Project in Brackenridge Park. The affected area within the park had previously been surveyed for archaeological sites by Center personnel in connection with a general historic and prehistoric survey of the park as a whole (Fox and Katz 1978) in preparation for the proposed Master Plan. During the initial survey, one historic site and two prehistoric sites were recorded in the area through which the ...


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 And Historical Investigations In The Arciniega Street Area, Downtown San Antonio Texas, Paul R. Katz Jan 1978

Archaeological And Historical Investigations In The Arciniega Street Area, Downtown San Antonio Texas, Paul R. Katz

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

Early in 1976 the City of San Antonio Department of Planning and Community Development requested that the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, consider undertaking archaeological and historical investigations in the Arciniega Street area of downtown San Antonio. Sale of City-owner property--including all of New City Block (NCB) 901 and portions of NCB l55--was pending, and the Planning Department was desirous of assessing the nature and degree of cultural resources prior to completing the transaction. The proposed construction of a multi-story luxury hotel on the property would require subsurface archaeological excavations, and the property's ...


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.