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Cuatro Vientos: A Reconsideration Of Seven Prehistoric Sites In The Lower Rio Grande Plains Of South Texas, Steve Carpenter, Michael Chavez, Kevin A. Miller, S. Christopher Caran Jan 2010

Cuatro Vientos: A Reconsideration Of Seven Prehistoric Sites In The Lower Rio Grande Plains Of South Texas, Steve Carpenter, Michael Chavez, Kevin A. Miller, S. Christopher Caran

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

With this report, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) begins a reconsideration of approaches to the evaluation and treatment of those areas where surface lithic scatters are the main constituent of the archeological record. The reconsideration was inspired by the Cuatro Vientos project in Laredo, Webb County, Texas. The project and the ideas surrounding it developed slowly. The ideas continued to evolve through discussion between SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) and TxDOT as additional work on the project occurred. Because this project proceeded in an idiosyncratic fashion, some words of explanation might be helpful. The following discussion provides an account of how ...


Archaeological Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of 41wb414 For The Killam Lake Wetlands Area On Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Leonard Kemp Jan 2008

Archaeological Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of 41wb414 For The Killam Lake Wetlands Area On Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Leonard Kemp

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

In February of 2008, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted a 100 percent pedestrian survey of the Killam Lake Wetland Area located along Chacon Creek in Laredo, Webb County, Texas. Archaeological sites 41WB413 and 41WB414 were revisited as part of the archaeological investigations and eligibility testing was conducted on 41WB414. The archaeological work was completed for the City of Laredo Solid Waste Services Department, who planned to remove construction and industrial debris from the waterway, as part of a wetlands restoration project. Because the removal process has the potential to ...


Phase I Archaeological Survey Of A 10-Acre Habitat For Humanity Tract In Laredo, Webb County, Texas, Bruce K. Moses, Russell D. Greaves, Charles S. Smith Jan 2005

Phase I Archaeological Survey Of A 10-Acre Habitat For Humanity Tract In Laredo, Webb County, Texas, Bruce K. Moses, Russell D. Greaves, Charles S. Smith

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

On December 7, 2004, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) conducted a Phase I intensive pedestrian archaeological survey of a 10-acre portion of Tract 4 in the Las Blancas Subdivision located near Laredo in Webb County, Texas, for Habitat for Humanity of Laredo. The proposed development consists of the construction of low-income housing within this parcel.

Twenty shovel tests were excavated along 20-meter transects and in areas considered to have high or moderate probability of buried cultural materials. In addition, two backhoe trenches were excavated in alluvial deposits along the eastern margin of the project area overlooking Blancas Creek. The ...


Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of Sites Within A Proposed Detention Facility In Webb County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Russell D. Greaves, Bruce K. Moses, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2005

Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of Sites Within A Proposed Detention Facility In Webb County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Russell D. Greaves, Bruce K. Moses, 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 was contracted by MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc. (hereafter, MACTEC) to perform Phase I archaeological survey and Phase II testing prior to the construction of a detention facility in Webb County, Texas. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to take into consideration the effects of proposed undertakings on cultural resources within the Area of Potential Effect (APE). While the proposed undertaking is being developed by The GEO Group, Inc. on privately owned property and is funded by private resources, the anticipated ...


Archeological Data Recovery Excavations Along Becerra Creek (41wb556), Webb County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Raymond P. Maudlin, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2002

Archeological Data Recovery Excavations Along Becerra Creek (41wb556), Webb County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Raymond P. Maudlin, Steve A. Tomka

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

From June through August 2000, The Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted archeological data recovery for prehistoric site 41WB556, under contract with Texas Department of Transportation. The investigations were conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit Number 2412. The Phase III data recovery consisted of excavation of 64 1-m2 units across the site in order to investigate significant cultural deposits encountered during the previous survey and testing phases. In concert with the archeological field investigations, the following special analyses and studies were performed to aid the determination of site integrity and chronology: geoarcheology, radiocarbon dating ...


Laredo Utility Relocation Project, Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Anthony S. Lyle Jan 2001

Laredo Utility Relocation Project, Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Anthony S. Lyle

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

In August of 2000, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) were contracted to test for archaeological deposits along the route of a proposed utility pipeline relocation in Laredo, Texas. The route of the proposed pipeline relocation will impact a 690-foot (210 m) section along Meadow Avenue at the bridge crossing Chacon Creek, in Laredo. CAR archaeologists monitored the excavation of six backhoe trenches along the proposed relocation route in order to test for buried cultural materials. No intact cultural deposits were encountered. The majority of the tested section was ...


The Lino Site: A Stratified Late Archaic Campsite In A Terrace Of The San Idelfonzo Creek, Webb County, Southern Texas, J. Michael Quigg, Chris Lintz, Grant Smith, Scott Wilcox Jan 2000

The Lino Site: A Stratified Late Archaic Campsite In A Terrace Of The San Idelfonzo Creek, Webb County, Southern Texas, J. Michael Quigg, Chris Lintz, Grant Smith, Scott Wilcox

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

Archeologists from TRC Mariah Associates Inc. of Austin conducted mitigation excavations at the Lino site (41WB437) during a six-week period in April and May 1998 under contract with the Texas Department of Transportation, Environmental Affairs Division. The prehistoric archeological site was within the right-of-way of the planned expansion of Highway 83, south of Laredo. A single 196 m2 block measuring 7m north-south by 28 m east-west was investigated following requirements of a contract that stipulated a three-pronged approach to data recovery. First, a Gradall™ was employed to carefully strip 2 to 4 cm thick layers in eight 3m wide areas ...


Archeological Testing Of Sites 41wb437 And 41wb438 Webb County, Texas, James T. Abbott Jan 1997

Archeological Testing Of Sites 41wb437 And 41wb438 Webb County, Texas, James T. Abbott

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

Archeological sites 41WB437 and 41WB438 are two prehistoric sites situated on opposing terraces of San Idelfonso Creek at the crossing of U.S. Highway 83, approximately 7.5 km south of Laredo, Texas, and 0.6 km upstream from the confluence of the stream and the Rio Grande River. Site 41 WB438 is characterized by a relatively dense accumulation of lithic debris and occasional groundstone fragments scattered across a broad alluvial terrace on the south side of the stream. Site 41WB437 is characterized by a much sparser scatter of cultural material on the north terrace. Both sites, but in particular ...


The Santonio Project: An Archaeological Reconnaissance For Urex, Inc. Southeastern Webb County, Texas, Eric C. Gibson Jan 1981

The Santonio Project: An Archaeological Reconnaissance For Urex, Inc. Southeastern Webb County, Texas, Eric C. Gibson

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

In October 1980, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, under contract to Fisher, Harden and Fisher, Inc., completed an archaeological survey of a proposed locality for solution uranium mining wells in southeastern Webb County, Texas. This survey produced evidence of Middle Archaic to Late Archaic prehistoric sites in the area. Twelve archaeological sites were documented. Five of these sites, located in the proposed mining area, were totally collected and mapped. The other seven sites outside of the proposed mining area were mapped and only those sites with cultural/historical significance were collected ...


An Initial Archaeological Assessment Of Area Proposed For Modification At Fort Mcintosh, Webb County, Texas, James E. Ivey, Thomas Medlin, Jack D. Eaton Jan 1977

An Initial Archaeological Assessment Of Area Proposed For Modification At Fort Mcintosh, Webb County, Texas, James E. Ivey, Thomas Medlin, Jack D. Eaton

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

From April 4 to 11, 1977, archaeologists from The University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Archaeological Research, visited the site of Fort McIntosh (41 WE 11), presently occupied by the Laredo Junior College, Laredo, Texas.

The purpose of the visit was to conduct four days of on-the-ground survey and limited testing in the southwestern area of the Fort Site where construction of college athletic facilities is planned. This area lies between the college campus and the bank of the Rio Grande. The survey was designed to determine, if possible, what archaeological and historical resources remain in the proposed ...