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1997

Bexar County

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Test Excavations At The Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1997

Test Excavations At The Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox

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

Test excavations were carried out in October 1996 by the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio in front of the Spanish Governor's Palace in Military Plaza in downtown San Antonio. Planned for the retrieval of information on the depth and present condition of the foundations of the building, the excavations also recovered important information on previous occupation of the site and construction methods used when the palace was built.


A Reevaluation Of A Lithic Procurement Site (41bx63) In Converse, Bexar County, Texas, Kevin J. Gross Jan 1997

A Reevaluation Of A Lithic Procurement Site (41bx63) In Converse, Bexar County, Texas, Kevin J. Gross

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

An archaeological survey of 35 acres in Converse, Texas, in northeastern Bexar County, relocated lithic site 4IBX63. Extensive shovel testing demonstrated that virtually no subsurface material was present. The surface site was collected and the chipped stone and raw material analyzed. The analysis suggests local chert cobbles were being selected for early and middle stages of tool manufacture at the site. A single diagnostic artifact, a Scallorn point, indicates that site use included the Late Prehistoric period.


Archaeology At The Alamodome: Investigations Of A San Antonio Neighborhood In Transition, Volume Iii: Artifact And Special Studies, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner, Robert J. Hard Jan 1997

Archaeology At The Alamodome: Investigations Of A San Antonio Neighborhood In Transition, Volume Iii: Artifact And Special Studies, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner, Robert J. Hard

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

On March 15, 1990, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio entered into a contract with the City of San Antonio's Multipurpose Domed Stadium Development Advisory Committee and Via Metropolitan Transit Authority to undertake cultural resource investigations of a 17-square-block (65 acre) area in downtown San Antonio, Texas (Figure F-l).

From mid-March to early July 1990, and periodically thereafter, intensive archival and historical research on the entire project area was carried out by CAR staff members. Architectural recording and assessment of all standing buildings was done by Andrew Perez and Associates. Thirteen ...


Archaeology At The Alamodome: Investigations Of A San Antonio Neighborhood In Transition, Volume Ii: Excavations And Artifact Distribution Analysis, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner, Robert J. Hard Jan 1997

Archaeology At The Alamodome: Investigations Of A San Antonio Neighborhood In Transition, Volume Ii: Excavations And Artifact Distribution Analysis, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner, Robert J. Hard

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

Because of the tremendous scope of the archaeological work and the associated analysis and write-up, the results of the Alamodome Project are presented in three volumes. Volume I contains the background research results, including chapters on the historical setting, the architecture present before demolition began, the oral histories, a study of the black community, and a summary of the structural evolution of the area. This volume, the second of the series, contains a complete description of the archaeological excavations and a distributional analysis of the results, written by Kenneth Wright, the archaeologist in charge of the fieldwork. Also included in ...


Archaeological Testing Of The New Plaza At Mission San Francisco De La Espada (41bx4), San Antonio, Texas, Kevin J. Gross Jan 1997

Archaeological Testing Of The New Plaza At Mission San Francisco De La Espada (41bx4), San Antonio, Texas, Kevin J. Gross

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In October 1996, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio completed archaeological investigations of the eastern portion of the interior compound of Mission San Francisco de la Espada. The archaeological testing was undertaken in advance of the construction of a movie set in the New Plaza of the mission. The staging involved setting up approximately 100 tents, using eight-inch stakes driven about six inches into the ground. Twenty-six shovel tests were excavated across the plaza to locate any culturally sensitive areas which might be affected by the movie set.

Pre-1780 material from the ...


Archaeological Investigations At Promontory Pointe At Stone Oak Ii, Bexar County, Texas, Owen A. Ford Jan 1997

Archaeological Investigations At Promontory Pointe At Stone Oak Ii, Bexar County, Texas, Owen A. Ford

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The Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a pedestrian survey and subsurface testing for cultural resources at the proposed Promontory Pointe at Stone Oak II planned unit development, in northern Bexar County. The project was conducted under contract with Great America Companies on October 23 and 25, 1996. Upon completion of the survey and 11 subsurface tests, CAR determined that a light scatter of chipped stone debris was present, but no cultural resources would be impacted along the easements planned for trenching for sewer pipe installation.


Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, Texas: An Archival Study For The Convention Center Expansion, Edgar D. Johnson, I. Waynne Cox, C. Britt Bousman Jan 1997

Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, Texas: An Archival Study For The Convention Center Expansion, Edgar D. Johnson, I. Waynne Cox, C. Britt Bousman

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

In August and September 1996, the Center for Archaeological Research conducted archival research on the proposed Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion in downtown San Antonio, Texas. This area, now in HemisFair Park, was once part of the agricultural fields for the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo). This report presents a general history of the area, a review of previous archaeological research in HemisFair Park, detailed archival research on nineteenth-century buildings known to be present in the construction area, and recommendations for further archaeological investigations in preparation for the construction of the Convention Center. Also, all known photographs ...


Historical And Archaeological Research Of The Hampton Inn Property In Downtown San Antonio, Marcie Renner Jan 1997

Historical And Archaeological Research Of The Hampton Inn Property In Downtown San Antonio, Marcie Renner

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

The Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a three-phase investigation of property belonging to Hampton Inns, Inc., in downtown San Antonio, Texas. The first phase, a study of archival records and previous investigations, undertaken in 1989, showed that portions of the Alamo Acequia Madre ran through the property. During Phase II, in 1990, CAR placed five backhoe trenches to assess the remains of the acequia. These investigations showed the acequia to have been disturbed by earlier installation of a storm drain. CAR archaeologists monitored construction activities during Phase III in early 1995. Although ...


Archaeological And Historical Investigations At The Alamo North Wall San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, James E. Ivey, Anne A. Fox Jan 1997

Archaeological And Historical Investigations At The Alamo North Wall San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, James E. Ivey, Anne A. Fox

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

In March 1979, the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted test excavations in the vicinity of the north wall of the Alamo within the second patio. A great deal of information was recovered about all phases of the development of the site, from the early eighteenth century through the restoration period in the early twentieth century.

Information was recovered on the location and dimensions of defensive trenches and structures constructed in the north courtyard in preparation for the battles of late 1835 and March 1836. A human cranium recovered from the fill of ...


Archaeology At The Alamodome: Investigations Of A San Antonio Neighborhood In Transition, Volume I: Historical, Architectural, And Oral History Research, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner, Robert J. Hard Jan 1997

Archaeology At The Alamodome: Investigations Of A San Antonio Neighborhood In Transition, Volume I: Historical, Architectural, And Oral History Research, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner, Robert J. Hard

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

Because of the tremendous scope of the archaeological work and the associated analysis and write-up, the results of the Alamodome Project are presented in three volumes. This volume, the first of the series, contains the background research results, including chapters on the historical setting, the architecture present before demolition was begun, the oral history, a study of the African-American community, and a summary of the structural evolution of the area. Volume n contains a complete description of the archaeological excavations and a distributional analysis of the results. Included are numerous maps, drawings, and photographs of the work in progress. Volume ...


Archaeological Survey Of Lackland Air Force Base, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, David W. Pease, C. Britt Bousman Jan 1997

Archaeological Survey Of Lackland Air Force Base, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, David W. Pease, C. Britt Bousman

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

The Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a pedestrian cultural resources survey on 3,860 acres of land at Lackland Air Force Base and Medina Base Annex in Bexar County, Texas. Base boundaries contain parts of three tributaries of the Medina River: Leon Creek, Medio Creek, and the upper reaches of Long Hollow. Limited surveys and shovel testing began in the spring of 1994 in areas slated for development. These were followed by a 100-percent-pedestrian survey with limited shovel testing of the remaining undisturbed and undeveloped areas during the fall of 1994 and ...


Phase Ii Archaeological Investigations At Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Brett A. Houk, David L. Nickels Jan 1997

Phase Ii Archaeological Investigations At Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Brett A. Houk, David L. Nickels

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 (UTSA) conducted significance testing at eight prehistoric archaeological sites at Lackland Air Force Base Medina Annex in Bexar County, Texas, for the Department ofthe Air Force under Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Air Force had selected two areas of Medina Annex for possible impact associated with the construction of on-base housing. Alternate 1, the Medina Annex Housing Area, includes sites 41 BXl 088, 41BX1090 and 41BXI091. Alternate 2, the Medina Dog Training Area, includes sites 4IBX1070, 41BXll02, 41 BXII 03 ...