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1996

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An Archaeological Assessment Of The Alazan Acequia (41bx620) In The Five Points Area Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1996

An Archaeological Assessment Of The Alazan Acequia (41bx620) In The Five Points Area Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, I. Waynne Cox

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

In May 1996, while tunneling for a sewer line at the intersection of Cornell Street and Fredericksburg Road north of downtown San Antonio, contractors with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) encountered late-nineteenth-century Alazan Acequia from 7-14ft below the modern surface. The Center for Archaeological Research entered into a contract with SARA to document the architecture and location of the acequia. The 1876 irrigation ditch, designated site 41BX620, was documented by photographs and measured drawings. A plan map of the location was drawn, and an artist's conception of the architecture involved was produced from photographs, drawings, and archaeologists' descriptions.


Excavation Of The San Pedro Acequia On The Grounds Of The San Antonio Housing Authority, David L. Nickels, I. Waynne Cox, Connie Gibson Jan 1996

Excavation Of The San Pedro Acequia On The Grounds Of The San Antonio Housing Authority, David L. Nickels, I. Waynne Cox, Connie Gibson

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

In July and August 1994, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of the University of Texas at San Antonio conducted excavations to determine the location and construction methods of the San Pedro Acequia (41BX337) on the grounds of the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) in southern San Antonio, Texas. CAR was contracted by SAHA to conduct the excavations prior to construction which could impact the acequia. Testing of the site was completed in October 1994.

As a result of shovel testing, Gradall and backhoe operations, and hand excavations of small units, CAR identified the acequia and exposed it for mapping ...


The Alamo Restoration And Conservation Project: Excavations At The South Transept, Barbara A. Meissner Jan 1996

The Alamo Restoration And Conservation Project: Excavations At The South Transept, Barbara A. Meissner

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

In January 1995, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, as custodians of the Alamo Shrine for the state of Texas, contracted with the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio to excavate and/or monitor excavation of approximately 29 square meters outside and 11 square meters inside the south wall of the south transept of the Alamo church. The excavations were made necessary by a plan to insert metal plates into the walls of the Alamo near the foundation, to prevent further damage being caused by groundwater in the lower part of the walls ...


Archaic Land Use Of Upper Leon Creek Terraces: Archaeological Testing In Northern Bexar County, Texas, Cynthia L. Tennis Jan 1996

Archaic Land Use Of Upper Leon Creek Terraces: Archaeological Testing In Northern Bexar County, Texas, Cynthia L. Tennis

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

During a three-week period in March 1995, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted the second phase of archaeological work at 4lBX47 under contract with PapeDawson Engineers. This phase of intensive testing was designed to assess the significance of the Early and Middle Archaic deposits identified during the 1994 CAR survey of the 147-acre project area (Tennis and Hard 1995). These investigations were performed to further comply with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit requirements.

Fieldwork consisted of fourteen 1-x-1-m test units, 59 Gradall trenches, and additional geomorphological investigations. Eight-four ...