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Those Were The Days, Portsmouth Times Dec 1977

Those Were The Days, Portsmouth Times

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published in the Portsmouth Times on the Indian Head Rock from December 21, 1977.


Archaeological Test Excavations At 41mv57: The Seco Mines Project, Maverick County, Texas, Augustine J. Frkuska, Elizabeth C. Frkuska, David Brown, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1977

Archaeological Test Excavations At 41mv57: The Seco Mines Project, Maverick County, Texas, Augustine J. Frkuska, Elizabeth C. Frkuska, David Brown, Thomas R. Hester

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

In mid-February, 1977, an archaeological field team from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted investigations at prehistoric site 41 MV 57 in Maverick County, Texas. The site is located along a tributary of Seco Creek and is to be modified by the installation of a sewage collection system (the Seco Mines Project).


An Archaeological Survey Of Proposed Areas For Alternate Roadways At Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, David Brown Jan 1977

An Archaeological Survey Of Proposed Areas For Alternate Roadways At Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, David Brown

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

On June 16, 1977, an archaeologist from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted a surface survey in the area of Olmos Dam. The areas surveyed include the 250-foot right-of-way just to the south of the dam, and also an area extending roughly 500 feet north of the dam (Fig. 1). These are two of several areas considered for an alternate vehicle road to be used during planned modifications to Olmos Dam. The proposed routes under study which were surveyed are listed as road alternatives IV-B and VI as shown on plans supplied by ...


An Archaeological Test Excavation At John James Park City Of San Antonio, Texas, Susanna R. Katz Jan 1977

An Archaeological Test Excavation At John James Park City Of San Antonio, Texas, Susanna R. Katz

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

An archaeological testing program at John James Park in the northeastern portion of San Antonio, Texas, was conducted for a two week period during the early summer of 1977. The research was funded by the City of San Antonio, Department of Parks and Recreation, under a contract with the Center for Archaeological Research of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Thomas R. Hester served as Principal Investigator.


A Preliminary Assessment Of Archaeological Resources At Tobins Oakwell Farm, San Antonio, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr. Jan 1977

A Preliminary Assessment Of Archaeological Resources At Tobins Oakwell Farm, San Antonio, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr.

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

A preliminary archaeological survey and assessment of the Tobins Oakwell Farm project area was conducted during August 22-24, 1977, by archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The work was conducted within two nearby but separate areas adjacent to Salado Creek within the city limits of San Antonio, northern Bexar County. The investigation was performed under a contract between the Center and Ford, Powell and Carson, architects and planners.


Archaeological Assessment Of Two Sites In The Vicinity Of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 11, Salado Creek Watershed, Bexar County, Texas, David Brown, Paul Lukowski, Thomas R. Hester, Jack D. Eaton Jan 1977

Archaeological Assessment Of Two Sites In The Vicinity Of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 11, Salado Creek Watershed, Bexar County, Texas, David Brown, Paul Lukowski, Thomas R. Hester, Jack D. Eaton

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

In March of 1977, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio was contacted by Mr. George C. Marks of the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service (Temple, Texas) regarding further archaeological research at two archaeological sites within the area of proposed Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 11 on the Salado Creek Watershed in Bexar County, Texas. These two sites had been located in an earlier reconnaissance of the region conducted by the Center for Archaeological Research (Hester et al. 1974). Recommendations made at that time for these two sites included a careful definition ...


1975 Archaeological Investigations At Old Ursuline Academy San Antonio, Texas, Paul R. Katz Jan 1977

1975 Archaeological Investigations At Old Ursuline Academy San Antonio, Texas, Paul R. Katz

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

Archaeological investigations were conducted at Old Ursuline Academy (41 BX 235), presently the Southwest Craft Center, during the month of October, 1975. This work was necessitated by planned renovations to the dormitory building, one of the complex of nineteenth century buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Figs. 1, 2).

The nature of the renovation would consist of excavating below the present floor of the dormitory basement so that air conditioning ducts and blower units might be installed; transformation of this basement from a storage place into a series of functional rooms and galleries; construction of a new ...


An Archaeological And Historical Survey Of Walnut Creek, Seguin, Texas, James E. Ivey, Cristi Assad, Erwin Roemer, Jack D. Eaton Jan 1977

An Archaeological And Historical Survey Of Walnut Creek, Seguin, Texas, James E. Ivey, Cristi Assad, Erwin Roemer, Jack D. Eaton

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

During March 1977, the Center for Archaeological Research conducted archaeological and historical surveys of Walnut Creek at Seguin, Texas.

The surveys were performed under contract with Hallenberger, Galindo and Associates, Consulting Engineers. This engineering firm, in turn, has been contracted by the U.S. Corps of Engineers to do a study of proposed flood control developments along Walnut Creek in anticipation of the projected 50-year flood cycle. The archaeological and historical surveys of Walnut Creek Were part ofa larger study to assess the environmental impact of the area by the proposed flood control developments.

This report, which describes the surveys ...


A Preliminary Archaeological Survey Along The Medio Creek Drainage, Southwestern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw Jan 1977

A Preliminary Archaeological Survey Along The Medio Creek Drainage, Southwestern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw

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

During late February, March and April of 1977, a preliminary archaeological survey was conducted along portions of Medio Creek, an intermittently running waterway in southwest Bexar County. Particular interest in this area focuses around two main elements: (1) the area of Medio Creek and southwest Bexar County in general is very poorly known archaeologically; and (2) suburban development moving westward from the city of San Antonio will shortly destroy or alter major areas of the topography near or on the creek, along with its archaeological resources. The intent of the survey was to locate archaeological sites in the area and ...


Hop Hill: Culture And Climactic Change In Central Texas, Joel Gunn, Royce Mahula Jan 1977

Hop Hill: Culture And Climactic Change In Central Texas, Joel Gunn, Royce Mahula

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

In the following discussions the paleoecology of Central Texas will be elucidated given the present state of knowledge. Global climatic variables and modern Fredericksburg weather data are used to obtain a better understanding of climatic change. At a more specific level, the environmental characteristics of Gillespie County are studied; and, finally, the environment and culture of the Hop Hill locality are conjoined to the whole.


Archaeological Survey And Testing At The City Of Live Oak Park, Bexar County, Texas, Erwin Roemer, Jr., Stephen L. Black Jan 1977

Archaeological Survey And Testing At The City Of Live Oak Park, Bexar County, Texas, Erwin Roemer, Jr., Stephen L. Black

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

On June 15, 1977, an archaeological survey was made of a 70-acre park at Live Oak, Texas. During the survey, a prehistoric site (41 BX 435) was found and recorded. Recommendations were made for testin9 the site to evaluate its importance and possible eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. On June 17 and 18, limited testing of the site was conducted. The results of the survey and subsequent test excavations are presented here.

The archaeological work at the park was done under a contract between the City of Live Oak (Mr. Ronald Dunlap, City Manager) and ...


An Archaeological Study Of The Mcpherson Road Extension Project Laredo, Texas, Daniel E. Fox, H. G. Uecker Jan 1977

An Archaeological Study Of The Mcpherson Road Extension Project Laredo, Texas, Daniel E. Fox, H. G. Uecker

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

In October 1977, the Commissioners Court of Webb County and the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, entered into a contract for an archaeological assessment of the McPherson Road Extension Project, Laredo, Texas. The object of this survey was to locate, record and evaluate archaeological or historical resources that might be present within the proposed right-of-way.

As a result of the survey, three archaeological sites (41 WB 64, 41 WB 65 and 41 WB 66) were located within the right-of-way, and it was determined that these sites would be affected by road construction. Sites 41 ...


An Archaeological Evaluation Of Three Prehistoric Sites Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed, Kendall County, Southern Central Texas, Fred Valdez, Jr, A. Joachim Mcgraw Jan 1977

An Archaeological Evaluation Of Three Prehistoric Sites Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed, Kendall County, Southern Central Texas, Fred Valdez, Jr, A. Joachim Mcgraw

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

During the summer of 1977, personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), conducted archaeological test excavations at three sites along Frederick Creek in Kendall County, Texas. These sites were located in areas proposed for modification by the construction of Floodwater Retarding Structure #3 in the Upper Cibolo Creek watershed. The field work was conducted under a contract between the Center for Archaeological Research and the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service (Purchase Order No. 40-7442-7-1212).

An initial survey of the area had been conducted in February 1975, and resulted in ...


An Initial Archaeological Assessment Of John James Park, City Of San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth Cantu Frkuska, Augustine J. Frkuska, Fred Valdez, Jr., Thomas R. Hester Jan 1977

An Initial Archaeological Assessment Of John James Park, City Of San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth Cantu Frkuska, Augustine J. Frkuska, Fred Valdez, Jr., Thomas R. Hester

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

In January, 1977, the City of San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation (Ronald L. Darner, Director) and the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (Thomas R. Hester, Director), entered into a contract for the archaeological assessment of John James Park. The park property (Fig. 1), is located just north of Fort Sam Houston, and the eastern boundary fronts on Salado Creek, a major tributary of the San Antonio River.

The field survey was carried out under the general supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester and Mr. Jack D. Eaton, with the field crew consisting ...


An Archaeological And Historical Assessment Of The Tule Lake Tract, Nueces County, Texas, Lynn Highley, Andrea Gerstle, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1977

An Archaeological And Historical Assessment Of The Tule Lake Tract, Nueces County, Texas, Lynn Highley, Andrea Gerstle, Thomas R. Hester

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

On March 2 and 3, 1977, an archaeological survey of the area surrounding Tule Lake, in Corpus Christi, Texas, was conducted by the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. The reconnaissance was authorized by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, prior to disposal of fill resulting from harbor dredging activities. Mr. William Sky Eagle of the Corpus Christi office of the Corps provided us with detailed locational information, and Mr. David Espy, a Corpus Christi resident and avocational archaeologist, informed us of local activities and discoveries, as well as opening his own ...


Archaeological Survey Of Areas Proposed For Modification In The Encino Park Development, Northern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr., Waynne Cox Jan 1977

Archaeological Survey Of Areas Proposed For Modification In The Encino Park Development, Northern Bexar County, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr., Waynne Cox

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

During late April and May of 1977, individuals from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), conducted a preliminary archaeological survey and assessment of the proposed 2500-acre Encino Park Development in northern Bexar County. The work was conducted in two phases by two different teams working during the periods of April 25-May 4 and May 16-20, 1977, although both investigated portions of the East and West Elm Creek drainages and adjacent upland areas. The archaeological assessment was carried out under contract with the Denton Development Corporation.

The intent of the survey was to locate ...


An Archaeological Survey Of The Radium Springs Area, Southern New Mexico, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1977

An Archaeological Survey Of The Radium Springs Area, Southern New Mexico, Thomas R. Hester

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

During October and November 1976, the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio carried out an archaeological survey of the Radium Springs area in southern New Mexico (Fig. 1). This survey was conducted under the terms of a contract (YA-5l2-RFP6-80) between the Center and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director of the Center, was Project Administrator, and Dr. Joel D. Gunn and Dr. Paul R. Katz served as Principal Investigators. Fieldwork was under the supervision of Dr. Gunn, with direct field responsibilities handled by Col. Thomas C. Kelly, Research Associate ...


A Guide To The Identification Of Burins In Prehistoric Chipped Stone Assemblages, Jean M. Pitzer Jan 1977

A Guide To The Identification Of Burins In Prehistoric Chipped Stone Assemblages, Jean M. Pitzer

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

A guidebook published by the Center for Archaeological Research to assist with the identification of burins, especially in relation to the contexts in which they are found in the New World.


The Archaeology And History Of The Spanish Governor's Palace Park, Anne A. Fox Jan 1977

The Archaeology And History Of The Spanish Governor's Palace Park, Anne A. Fox

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

In the spring of 1976, test excavations were carried out by the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio at the site of a small park to be built immediately north of the Spanish Governor1s Palace on Military Plaza in downtown San Antonio. Because of its proximity to one of the original structures built by the Spanish in the early 18th century, testing was deemed necessary to determine if remains of other early structures would be disturbed by the park construction.

The testing program was administered by Dr. Thomas R. Hester. Field operations from April ...


Archaeological Research At The Hinjosa Site (41jw8), Jim Wells County, Southern Texas, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1977

Archaeological Research At The Hinjosa Site (41jw8), Jim Wells County, Southern Texas, Thomas R. Hester

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

In March 1975, personnel of the Center for Archaeological Research conducted an intensive survey of site 41 JW 8 (the Hinojosa site), Jim Wells County, in southern Texas. These investigations were the result of an agreement between the Center and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Soil Conservation Service (SCS) (purchase order no. TX-1102-75). Earlier research at the site had consisted of a preliminary surface survey, the results of which were published by Hester and Bass (1974). In their report, recommendations were made for an intensive survey of the site, to include site mapping, intensive surface collecting, and test ...


An Archaeological Assessment Of The San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Project, Anne A. Fox Jan 1977

An Archaeological Assessment Of The San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Project, Anne A. Fox

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

During December of 1976 and January and February of 1977, personnel of the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), carried out archaeological surveys and assessment of more than 11 different drainages and three sewage treatment plant areas around the periphery of the City of San Antonio. This comprised Phase I of a project to assess archaeological resources for preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Facilities Project. Phase II of the project will involve archaeological testing where necessary for more accurate assessment of sites recorded in Phase I ...


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 ...