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The Utsa Boulevard Project: Archaeological Survey Along Leon Creek In Northwest San Antonio, Texas, Herbert G. Uecker Jan 1992

The Utsa Boulevard Project: Archaeological Survey Along Leon Creek In Northwest San Antonio, Texas, Herbert G. Uecker

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

A tract of land in northern San Antonio was briefly examined by the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Several prehistoric archaeological sites had previously been recorded and test excavated within or near the property. Remnants of two of those sites (41 EX 47 and 41 EX 231) within the study area were rediscovered and subjected to limited subsurface testing. At 41 EX 231, what are apparently well-preserved prehistoric cultural deposits were identified. Thus, it is recommended that additional intensive excavations be performed prior to any future disturbances at that site, or that ...


Archaeological Salvage Research At 41bx901, A Prehistoric Quarry In Bexar County, Texas, Daniel R. Potter, C. K. Chandler, Elizabeth Newcomb Jan 1992

Archaeological Salvage Research At 41bx901, A Prehistoric Quarry In Bexar County, Texas, Daniel R. Potter, C. K. Chandler, Elizabeth Newcomb

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

During the months of October and November, 1990, staff members and volunteers of the Center of Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), conducted surface survey, mapping, subsurface testing and private collection research at 41 BX 901 and surrounding areas. 41 BX 901 is an extensive prehistoric chert stone quarry in northeastern Bexar county, Texas. The site had been selected for construction of a new middle school by the Northeast Independent School District (NEISD). Survey and testing research was performed in order to evaluate 41 BX 901 and to locate any additional archaeological remains which might ...


Archaeological Testing Within The Southeast Corner Of The Plaza At Mission Espada, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Frances K. Meskill Jan 1992

Archaeological Testing Within The Southeast Corner Of The Plaza At Mission Espada, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Frances K. Meskill

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

In October 1990, pursuant to a contract with the National Park Service, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, initiated test investigations in the southeast interior corner of the Mission Espada compound. The study focused on examining structural foundations and determining the depth of Mexican and Spanish colonial ground surfaces in the area.

Colonial period foundations were discovered under the south wall, as well as the probable original construction period surface and footing trench. 'IWentieth-century foundations were found in the unit excavated under the east wall. These likely continue south to the north wall of ...


Archaeological Monitoring For The Casa Rio Restaurant Expansion, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1992

Archaeological Monitoring For The Casa Rio Restaurant Expansion, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

During early 1991, an archaeologist from The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), monitored the expansion of the Casa Rio Restaurant in downtown San Antonio. The expansion exposed, but did not damage, the foundation of the first Beckmann home constructed in 1859. Research for the property also revealed that the basement and support structures for the second Beckmann home probably exist within the parking lot immediately to the south of the expanded facility. No further historical work is required for this project but any future modifIcation to the area must address the critical ...


Test Excavations At Mission Concepcion Courtyard, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Marty Krueger, Frances Meskill Jan 1992

Test Excavations At Mission Concepcion Courtyard, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Marty Krueger, Frances Meskill

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

In December 1990, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted limited test excavations at Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna (41 BX 12) for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The purpose of the excavations was to locate wall footings in the courtyard area, to increase the accuracy of maps from previous investigations so that future drainage and landscape work can proceed with greater confidence about where cultural material is located below the surface. The excavations showed the eastern arcade wall of the second con vento to apparently be an ...


Archaeological Investigations In Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, 1988 And 1989, Anne A. Fox Jan 1992

Archaeological Investigations In Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, 1988 And 1989, Anne A. Fox

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In June of 1988 and 1989, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an archaeological field school at the northern end of the plaza in front of the Alamo in downtown San Antonio. The Center for Archaeological Research cooperated with the university in organizing and staffing this field school. Excavations were limited to specific areas related to the fortifications around the main entrance to the Alamo constructed in 1835 and demolished and backfilled less than a year afterward. These fortifications consisted of a lunette and related defensive trench around the main gate, a secondary trench parallel to the south ...


Archaeological Monitoring For The Tri-Party Improvements Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1992

Archaeological Monitoring For The Tri-Party Improvements Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

In 1987, the Center for Archaeological Research entered into a contract with the San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority to provide consultant services for the downtown San Antonio Tri-Party Improvements project. Preliminary research was provided prior to initiation of construction, and monitoring was conducted during the three years of modifications to the downtown area. The archaeological resources exposed during the project were researched and documented, and recommendations were made throughout the construction period.


Archaeological Investigation To Locate The Northwest Corner Of Mission Concepcion San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1992

Archaeological Investigation To Locate The Northwest Corner Of Mission Concepcion San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox

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

On May 2, 1990, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted an archaeological investigation to locate the north wall of the compound of Mission Concepcion for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The purpose of the investigation was to obtain information in order to be able to project the north wall line and the west wall line and locate the original northwest comer which has been eliminated by street and utility construction.


An Intermediate Report On The James Bayou Survey, Marion County, Texas: A Search For Caddo Village, Claude Mccrocklin Jan 1992

An Intermediate Report On The James Bayou Survey, Marion County, Texas: A Search For Caddo Village, Claude Mccrocklin

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This is a brief report on an archeological survey of James Bayou in East Texas that was organized to find the site of a large Historic Caddo Indian village that was reported to be in the area. Much is known about the village people. They were Kadohadacho Caddo from the Great Bend region of the Red River in Southwest Arkansas who had migrated to the area now known as James Bayou about 1800. The population of the village they established was reported to be near 500 people, and they stayed in the East Texas and Northwest Louisiana area into the ...


The Caddo Indian Village, Jacques Bagur Jan 1992

The Caddo Indian Village, Jacques Bagur

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

The Kadohadacho, or Great Chiefs, of the Caddo Nation left their home in the Great Bend of the Red River in Arkansas in 1790 because of disease and Osage depredations and moved south, joining a related tribe, the Petit Caddo, on the floodplain of the Red River above present-day Shreveport. In 1800, when the Great Raft began to affect the area, the Caddos moved to higher ground on Sodo Lake (a complex of five lakes that later came to be called Caddo, Clear, Cross, Shifttail, and Soda). They lived there until the early 1840s, when they sold their land to ...


Native American Integration In 19th Century Anglo-American Society: An Archaeological Perspective From Northeastern Texas, Frank Winchell, David H. Jurney Jan 1992

Native American Integration In 19th Century Anglo-American Society: An Archaeological Perspective From Northeastern Texas, Frank Winchell, David H. Jurney

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

This paper will examine the phenomenon of Native American-Anglo-American integration on the frontier of Northeastern Texas during the 19th century. First, a brief overview of the historic setting will be presented on where and how this integration took place and who were the primary players. Second, we discuss the material cultural manifestations of this interaction, and what problems it presents for interpreting the archaeological record. Finally, we conclude that what have been previously described and defined as typical 19th century Anglo-American frontier homesteads of Northeastern Texas warrant a different interpretive perspective, and in fact, many of these "typical" first wave ...