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Archeological Testing Of Txdot Right-Of-Way Through Site 41bl278, Bell County, Texas, J. Michael Quigg, Charles D. Frederick Jan 2015

Archeological Testing Of Txdot Right-Of-Way Through Site 41bl278, Bell County, Texas, J. Michael Quigg, Charles D. Frederick

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

In January 2004, Blanton & Associates, Inc., conducted an archeological survey of 8.5 hectares (21.1 acres) for a proposed roadway improvement and bridge replacement project (CSJ: 0396-04-059) along roughly 1,800 meters (m) of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) right-ofway where State Highway (SH) 317 crosses the Leon River in Bell County, Texas (Ringstaff 2004). That investigation consisted of three shovel tests, ten backhoe trenches, and five hand-excavated columns. Five backhoe trenches and the screened trench columns were excavated in the alluvial terrace on the southern side of the Leon River and encountered a single cultural component buried ...


Historic Archeological Investigations At Roberts Cemetery Near Troy, Bell County, Texas, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Catrina Banks Whitley, Jeremy W. Pye, Terri Myers, James T. Abbott, Douglas K. Boyd Jan 2014

Historic Archeological Investigations At Roberts Cemetery Near Troy, Bell County, Texas, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Catrina Banks Whitley, Jeremy W. Pye, Terri Myers, James T. Abbott, Douglas K. Boyd

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

A preliminary archeological investigation was conducted in 2008 at Roberts Cemetery near Troy, Texas, as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s planned expansion of Interstate Highway 35. Mechanical trenching discovered one unmarked grave near the highway right of way, and this led to an extensive mechanical search of the eastern edge of the cemetery in 2012. Following the removal of the southbound access road and thick layer of artificial fill, five additional unmarked graves were discovered. Of the six unmarked graves, two are located in the cemetery property and were left in place, but the four burials inside ...


Test Excavations At 41bl1214, Bell County, Texas: State Highway 95 Bridge Replacement At The Little River, Timothy B. Griffith, Karl W. Kibler Jan 2005

Test Excavations At 41bl1214, Bell County, Texas: State Highway 95 Bridge Replacement At The Little River, Timothy B. Griffith, Karl W. Kibler

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

In February and March 2004, Prewitt and Associates, Inc. (PAI), performed archeological test excavations at site 41BL1214 to determine its eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This investigation was conducted within the existing and proposed right of way of the State Highway 95 bridge project at the Little River in Bell County for the Texas Department of Transportation. The site is situated on a flood terrace on the south bank of the Little River. In all, 18 m3 were excavated during testing. Excavations yielded artifacts, features, and other cultural materials associated with Late Archaic and ...


Archaeological Testing Of Site 41bl260 Bell County, Texas, Wayne C. Young Jan 1987

Archaeological Testing Of Site 41bl260 Bell County, Texas, Wayne C. Young

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

Testing of Site 41BL260 along the proposed FM 93 realignment in Be11 County, Texas was undertaken in December 1987 to determine the site's eligibility for inclusion within the National Register of Historic Places, and to determine site depth, cultural context, and archaeological significance. The site is located in a plowed field near the eastern outskirts of Belton, Texas. Testing results indicate that the site is limited to the present plow zone and that no intact cultural deposits remain within the proposed right-of-way. Evidence recovered does not support a determination of eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic ...


Archaeological Testing Of Site 41bl301 Bell County, Texas, Wayne C. Young Jan 1986

Archaeological Testing Of Site 41bl301 Bell County, Texas, Wayne C. Young

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

Testing of Site 41BL301 on FM 3467 in Bell County, Texas, was undertaken in May 1986 to assess the site's potential for nomination as a State Archeological Landmark, and to determine site depth, cultural context and archaeological significance. The site is located along a second terrace on the south side of Nolan Creek in the western outskirts of Belton, Texas. The majority of the site lies outside the highway right-of-way along the terrace system. Results of the testing indicate that those portions of the site within the project limit contain a minimal prehistoric component--probably a lithic procurement source--of unknown ...