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1998

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Investigations Of The Southeast Gateway At Mission San Jose, Bexar County, Texas, Cynthia L. Tennis Jan 1998

Investigations Of The Southeast Gateway At Mission San Jose, Bexar County, Texas, Cynthia L. Tennis

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

In April 1996, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted archaeological investigations in the vicinity of the southeast gate at Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, 41BX3. This investigation was necessitated by final-stage improvements associated with the construction of the National Park Service Visitors’ Center which included the installation of a storm drain to channel rain water away from the mission compound. The drain was scheduled to run from a point 22 ft inside the mission compound, through the southeast gateway, and to connect with an existing drainage system ...


Archaeological Testing And Monitoring For A Proposed Drainage Channel At Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio, Texas, Kevin J. Gross Jan 1998

Archaeological Testing And Monitoring For A Proposed Drainage Channel At Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio, Texas, Kevin J. Gross

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

In October 1996 the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) completed preliminary archaeological investigations south of Mission San Juan Capistrano in areas specified for a proposed 800-ft drainage channel. Shovel tests, excavated at five-meter intervals along this route, revealed this area contains a very limited amount of Colonial period and modern artifacts in a mixed context.


An Archaeological Survey Of Walker Ranch Park, Bexar County, Texas, Steve A. Tomka Jan 1998

An Archaeological Survey Of Walker Ranch Park, Bexar County, Texas, Steve A. Tomka

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

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an intensive surface survey and subsurface testing for cultural resources at the proposed Walker Ranch Park, in northwest San Antonio, Bexar County. Disturbances associated with the park are to include the construction of a parking lot, playground, pavilion, walking/jogging trail, ramps and traffic paths for wheelchair access to the park, and the installation of utility and drainage lines associated with these facilities. The project was carried out under contract with the city of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department between December 1 and 4 ...


Archaeological Monitoring For San Antonio Water Systems: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion, Cynthia L. Tennis, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1998

Archaeological Monitoring For San Antonio Water Systems: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion, Cynthia L. Tennis, I. Waynne Cox

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

In 1997 the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted archaeological investigations for San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) in conjunction with sewer and water-line installations for the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion Project in downtown San Antonio. Gradall trenching was used to test portions of the proposed route of a 60-inch sanitary-sewer line being installed in connection with the construction project. Excavation for the sewer line and for an additional 8-inch water main within HemisFair Park were periodically monitored. Although three late-nineteenth-or early-twentieth century features were encountered, no pre-1850 deposits were ...


Archaeological Monitoring Of The Heb-Gsa Parking Lot: Impacts To The San Pedro Acequia, I. Waynne Cox, Brett A. Houk Jan 1998

Archaeological Monitoring Of The Heb-Gsa Parking Lot: Impacts To The San Pedro Acequia, I. Waynne Cox, Brett A. Houk

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

In October, 1997, the Center for Archaeological Research of The Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio monitored parking lot construction activities at the Federal Center (4IBX622), part of the old United States Arsenal, in downtown San Antonio, Texas. The new parking lot, being constructed by H. E. Butt Grocery Company on land leased from the General Services Adminstration, will impact a section of the San Pedro Acequia which runs beneath an existing parking lot in the same location. The monitoring of these activities documented two sections of the acequia and corrected previous projections of the acequia's route. It is ...


Mission San Jose Indian Quarters Wall Base Project, Bexar County, Texas: With Appendixes On The Monitoring Of The San Jose Bus Drive And Granary Parking Lot, And On The Monitoring And Shovel Testing Of The San Jose Service Drive, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox Jan 1998

Mission San Jose Indian Quarters Wall Base Project, Bexar County, Texas: With Appendixes On The Monitoring Of The San Jose Bus Drive And Granary Parking Lot, And On The Monitoring And Shovel Testing Of The San Jose Service Drive, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox

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

In June and September 1997, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted test excavations outside the walls and inside selected rooms of the restored Indian Quarters of Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (41BX3) for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park of the National Park Service (NPS). The site is located ca. seven miles south of downtown San Antonio on a high terrace overlooking the west bank of the San Antonio River.

The purpose of the excavations was to expose the foundations of these rooms in advance of a project to ...


An Archaeological Investigation Of Comanche Lookout Park, Northeast Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels Jan 1998

An Archaeological Investigation Of Comanche Lookout Park, Northeast Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels

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

During the week of September 22 through 26, 1997, staff archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The Unviersity of Texas at San Antonio conducted a 100-percent-pedestrian survey and limited shovel testing at Comanche Lookout Park in northeastern Bexar County, Texas (Figure 1). The archaeological investigation was conducted at the request of the city of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department as part of an overall development plan for the 96-acre parcel (Figure 2). The purpose of the survey was to identify archaeological sites visible on the surface as well as areas where sites are potentially buried. CAR ...


An Archaeological Survey Of A Pipeline Right-Of-Way Along Loop 1604 From Ih-37 To The San Antonio River, Southeast Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Christopher E. Horrell, Gilbert T. Bernhardt, Preston W. Mcwhorter, Lee C. Nordt Jan 1998

An Archaeological Survey Of A Pipeline Right-Of-Way Along Loop 1604 From Ih-37 To The San Antonio River, Southeast Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Christopher E. Horrell, Gilbert T. Bernhardt, Preston W. Mcwhorter, Lee C. Nordt

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

In February 1997, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio was contracted by the San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) to conduct an intensive archaeological survey and geomorphological study along a proposed 5 .5-km water main right-of-way, from the junction of ill -3 7 and Loop 1604 to the San Antonio River in southeast Bexar County. Upon completion of a 1 DO-percent pedestrian survey, 10 backhoe trenches, and 152 shovel tests, CAR concluded that no significant cultural remains would be impacted by excavations for the proposed water main, and recommends that no further archaeological ...


Archaeological Investigation Of The Gristmill At Mission San Jose Y San Miguel De Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas, Andrew J. Scease, Kevin J. Gross Jan 1998

Archaeological Investigation Of The Gristmill At Mission San Jose Y San Miguel De Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas, Andrew J. Scease, Kevin J. Gross

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

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio undertook archaeological investigations of the gristmill and adjacent areas at Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo in San Antonio, Texas, in mid-December 1996. The work was completed in advance of work proposed for making the mill operational. The restoration required that six areas be examined: a set of limestone staircases crossing the acequia near the mill, the interior of the mill's sluice, the forebay, the floor of the mill vault, a small portion of the mill race, and a stone-lined pit that is ...


Archaeological Monitoring Of An Electrical Conduit Trench At Mission San Francisco De La Espada (41bx4), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Barbara A. Meissner Jan 1998

Archaeological Monitoring Of An Electrical Conduit Trench At Mission San Francisco De La Espada (41bx4), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Barbara A. Meissner

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

In April 1998, a hand-dug trench was excavated outside the parish offices of Mission San Francisco de la Espada to place below-ground electrical conduit. Due to the historic importance of the mission site, personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio monitored the digging of this trench. The remains of a possible Colonial-period wall were uncovered outside the southern end of the building. Plans were made to run the electrical conduit above ground in that area, in order to avoid damaging the historic structure.


An Archaeological Survey For The Bexar County Correctional Facility At Cagnon Road, San Antonio, Texas, Diane A. Cargill, Brett A. Houk, David L. Nickels Jan 1998

An Archaeological Survey For The Bexar County Correctional Facility At Cagnon Road, San Antonio, Texas, Diane A. Cargill, Brett A. Houk, David L. Nickels

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

An archaeological survey was conducted near Cagnon Road by the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas for Bexar County. The project area is the proposed location for the Bexar County Correctional Facility. Intensive pedestrian survey and backhoe trenching were employed to determine the presence and depth of cultural material in the project area. One prehistoric site, characterized by a surface lithic scatter, was identified. Due to thin topsoil and agricultural activities, the site exists in a disturbed context. Furthermore, the presence of shallow Cretaceous age subsoil precludes finding buried in situ cultural material in the project area ...


Archaeological Monitoring For The City Of San Antonio: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion, Cynthia L. Tennis, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1998

Archaeological Monitoring For The City Of San Antonio: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion, Cynthia L. Tennis, I. Waynne Cox

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

In 1997, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted archaeological investigations for the city of San Antonio in conjunction with construction activities for the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Expansion Project in downtown San Antonio. This project included monitoring of mechanical excavations, Gradall testing in selected areas, and mitigating one structure foundation. Through these efforts, 25 post -1850 historic features were identified and recorded.