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Mission San Jose Repointing And Underpinning Project, San Antonio, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox, Barbara A. Meissner Jan 1999

Mission San Jose Repointing And Underpinning Project, San Antonio, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox, Barbara A. Meissner

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This report contains the results of archaeological work performed by the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) for the National Park Service (NPS) under Contract Numbers: 1443PX7600-97053 and 1443PX760098028. Both projects were carried out under Texas Historical Commission Permit Number 1841. The bulk of the report deals with the results of shovel testing and archaeological excavations conducted as part of the Indian Quarters Stabilization project at Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo (41BX3) for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Appendix 1 of this report contains the results of shovel testing and the monitoring of sign removal and ...


Archaeological Survey Of Southwest Block And Selected Roads And Firebreaks At Camp Maxey, Lamar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Lee C. Nordt, Timothy K. Perttula, C. Britt Bousman, Kristi Miller Jan 1999

Archaeological Survey Of Southwest Block And Selected Roads And Firebreaks At Camp Maxey, Lamar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Lee C. Nordt, Timothy K. Perttula, C. Britt Bousman, Kristi Miller

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In June, July, and September 1998, The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted an archaeological survey of approximately 1,000 acres for the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) on Camp Maxey, a TXARNG training facility in north-central Lamar County, Texas, under Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Code of Texas. The TXARNG had identified the 1,000-acre area for possible impact associated with the construction of firebreaks, road improvements, and subsequent military training with tracked and wheeled vehicles. Thirty archaeological sites were found and ...


Archaeological Investigations Within The Church Sacristy At Mission San Jose (41bx3), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Anne A. Fox Jan 1999

Archaeological Investigations Within The Church Sacristy At Mission San Jose (41bx3), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Anne A. Fox

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In November 1981, Ford, Powell and Carson Architects contracted with the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to conduct archaeological investigations to determine the possibility of significant subsurface cultural material within the sacristy at Mission San Jose. Four hand excavated units revealed construction materials and architectural details of what may have been the first church on the grounds of the mission and was later converted to a sacristy for the present church, as well as fragmented human remains.


An Archaeological Survey Of The Medio Creek Water Treatment Plant, Bexar County, Texas, Wilson W. Mckinney Jan 1999

An Archaeological Survey Of The Medio Creek Water Treatment Plant, Bexar County, Texas, Wilson W. Mckinney

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The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a pedestrian survey and subsurface backhoe testing for cultural resources on the raw water pipeline route for the Medio Creek Water Treatment Plant and sites of the treatment plant and the raw water intake on the bank of the Medina River in southwestern Bexar County, Texas. The pipeline route traverses ca. 1.6 km of alluvial terrace associated with the Medina River and Medio Creek, including a crossing of Medio Creek. Limited geomorphological observations also were made. Few cultural remains were encountered, none diagnostic of ...


Exhumation And Analysis Of Two Historic Burials From The Camposanto At Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, Anthony Lyle Jan 1999

Exhumation And Analysis Of Two Historic Burials From The Camposanto At Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, Anthony Lyle

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Recent construction at Santa Rosa Hospital in downtown San Antonio resulted in the unexpected discovery of two sets of human skeletal remains. Archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) were contracted to exhume and analyze these remains and determine if they represented historic period burials. Excavation and identification of a “toe-pincher” style coffin and its associated hardware, the recovery of personal items associated with the first set of skeletal remains, and archival research aided in the determination that this set of remains was buried in the mid-1800s. The second set ...


Excavations For The Upper Labor Dam Site, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox, Edgar D. Johnson, C. Britt Bousman Jan 1999

Excavations For The Upper Labor Dam Site, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox, Edgar D. Johnson, C. Britt Bousman

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Upon notification, in 1995, that a portion of a Spanish Colonial acequia had been exposed in Brackenridge Park, the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio entered into a contract with the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of the University of Texas at San Antonio to investigate and document the structure. In September of 1996, a team from CAR, utilizing a backhoe and operator provided by Parks and Recreation, began a limited investigation of the structure. The structure proved to be the dam for the Upper Labor and displayed two distinct construction periods, Spanish Colonial and post ...


Historical And Archaeological Investigations At The Site Of Rivercenter Mall (Las Tiendas), San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner Jan 1999

Historical And Archaeological Investigations At The Site Of Rivercenter Mall (Las Tiendas), San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, Marcie Renner

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From October 1984 to July 1985, the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted testing and mitigation on a three-block area intended to become a shopping center in downtown San Antonio. The project was bounded on the north by Crockett Street, on the east by Bowie Street, on the south by Commerce Street, and on the west by Bonham Street. Information on the mapping and test excavations at 12 historic sites and total excavation of a well and a number of privies is reported in this publication. Analysis and description of the artifacts recovered ...


Archaeological Investigations At Mission Concepción And Mission Parkway, James E. Ivey, Anne A. Fox Jan 1999

Archaeological Investigations At Mission Concepción And Mission Parkway, James E. Ivey, Anne A. Fox

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In September 1980, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) entered into a contract (No. CX702900023) with the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct archaeological studies at Mission Concepcion (41BX12). The studies would be designed to replot the original outline of the mission pueblo, to find the location of the mission granary, and to make an assessment of the state of preservation of the Indian quarters along the walls of the pueblo, all with minimum possible disturbance.

Preliminary research began in October 1980. During this phase, CAR located deed records and surveyor's notes dating from the 1820s through the 1880s ...


Archaeological Investigations At Mission Concepción And Mission Parkway, James E. Ivey, Anne A. Fox Jan 1999

Archaeological Investigations At Mission Concepción And Mission Parkway, James E. Ivey, Anne A. Fox

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In September 1980, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) entered into a contract (No. CX702900023) with the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct archaeological studies at Mission Concepcion (41BX12). The studies would be designed to replot the original outline of the mission pueblo, to find the location of the mission granary, and to make an assessment of the state of preservation of the Indian quarters along the walls of the pueblo, all with minimum possible disturbance.

Preliminary research began in October 1980. During this phase, CAR located deed records and surveyor's notes dating from the 1820s through the 1880s ...


After Slavery: The Rubin Hancock Farmstead, 1880-1916, Travis County, Texas, Marie E. Blake, Terri Myers Jan 1999

After Slavery: The Rubin Hancock Farmstead, 1880-1916, Travis County, Texas, Marie E. Blake, Terri Myers

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From 1984 to 1987, a series of survey, testing, and excavation projects was undertaken by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT, now the Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT) at site 41TV875, the Rubin Hancock farmstead in Travis County. In 1998, TxDOT contracted with Prewitt and Associates, Inc., to complete the analysis, report production, and curation requirements for the mitigation work on both the prehistoric and historic components of the site.

The results of the prehistoric investigations are reported in a separate volume (Gadus et al. 2000). This volume details the history and archeology related to occupation ...


The Prehistoric Components At The Rubin Hancock Farmstead, 41tv875, Travis County, Texas, E. Frances Gadus, Marie E. Blake, Karl W. Kibler Jan 1999

The Prehistoric Components At The Rubin Hancock Farmstead, 41tv875, Travis County, Texas, E. Frances Gadus, Marie E. Blake, Karl W. Kibler

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From 1984 to 1987, a series of archeological projects was undertaken by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT, now the Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT) at site 41TV875 in Travis County, Texas. The work focused on the historic component, representing the late-nineteenth- to early twentieth-century farmstead of the African American Rubin Hancock family, but many prehistoric artifacts were recovered as well. In 1998, TxDOT contracted with Prewitt and Associates, Inc., to complete the analysis, report production, and curation requirements for the mitigation work on both the prehistoric and historic components.This volume discusses the prehistoric component ...


An Archaeological Investigation Of Late Archaic Cerros De Trincherassites In Chihuahua, Mexico, Robert J. Hard, John R. Roney Jan 1999

An Archaeological Investigation Of Late Archaic Cerros De Trincherassites In Chihuahua, Mexico, Robert J. Hard, John R. Roney

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Cerro Juanaqueña is a large cerro de trincheras located in northwestern Chihuahua, in the municipio of Janos. The site was built over 3000 years ago on the summit and slopes of a 140 meter high basalt hill which overlooks the floodplain of the Rio Casas Grandes and its major tributary, the Rio San Pedro. Large constructed terraces cover an area of about 8 hectares, with over 8 kilometers of terrace wall and 108 stone circles. This informe summarizes the investigations undertaken at Cerro Juanaqueña and other related sites under the oficio No. C.A. 401–36/560 (22 de mayo ...


Excavations At The Bluff Creek Sites: 41mk10 And 41mk27, Mccolloch County, Texas, Ann M. Irwin, Brett A. Houk, Doug Drake, Phil Dering, John G. Jones, Lisa D. Lavold, Kevin A. Miller Jan 1999

Excavations At The Bluff Creek Sites: 41mk10 And 41mk27, Mccolloch County, Texas, Ann M. Irwin, Brett A. Houk, Doug Drake, Phil Dering, John G. Jones, Lisa D. Lavold, Kevin A. Miller

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

From late 1978 through early 1979, Ann M. Irwin of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) supervised excavations of two prehistoric archeological sites, 41MK10 and 41MK27, that were to be affected by construction along FM 765 in McCulloch County, Texas. The sites are located on Bluff Creek in the northern part of McCulloch County. Analyses of sites 41MK10 and 41MK27 and their cultural materials were conducted by TxDOT personnel in 1979, and an initial draft form of the report was prepared by Irwin in the early 1980s. TxDOT subsequently contracted SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants in 1999 to complete the report ...


Deconstructing The "Sanders Focus" And The "Sanders Phase": A Reply To Perttula Regarding The Taxonomy And Significance Of The So-Called Sanders Focus, Or Sanders Phase, Pottery Of Northeast Texas And Southeast Oklahoma, Frank F. Schambach Jan 1999

Deconstructing The "Sanders Focus" And The "Sanders Phase": A Reply To Perttula Regarding The Taxonomy And Significance Of The So-Called Sanders Focus, Or Sanders Phase, Pottery Of Northeast Texas And Southeast Oklahoma, Frank F. Schambach

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Perttula is correct in pointing out that there are numerical errors in a recently published table of mine. A revised version is presented here as Table 1. Although several of these errors are numerically large and might have caused problems had they gone uncorrected, Perttula is not correct in suggesting that they are "serious" in the sense that they have affected the conclusions I "reached based on the table," the insinuation being that they weaken my Sanders entrepot hypothesis. They do not. That hypothesis is part of the reinterpretation of the archeology and bioanthropology of the Arkansas Valley and the ...


Late Caddoan Occupation Along Cowhide Bayou: An Update On The Belcher Mound And Village Sites, Jeffery S. Girard Jan 1999

Late Caddoan Occupation Along Cowhide Bayou: An Update On The Belcher Mound And Village Sites, Jeffery S. Girard

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In the early 1930s, a northwestern Louisiana farmer cleared an area along Cowhide Bayou near the small town of Belcher. As he attempted to level a rise with a slip, he encountered a human skeleton. Fortunately, although he continued work in the surrounding area, he left the rise alone. Dr. Clarence Webb heard of the find in 1936 and began a project that would continue more than 20 years. It resulted in what remains today as the most completely excavated and reported mound investigation in the Caddoan area. Webb's work at the Belcher Site (l6CD13) not only provided a ...


Current Achaeological Investigations At The Pilgrim's Pride Site (41cp304) In Camp County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 1999

Current Achaeological Investigations At The Pilgrim's Pride Site (41cp304) In Camp County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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The Pilgrim's Pride site (41CP304) is a large (12+ acres) Archaic and Late Caddoan Titus phase site on the crest of a projecting upland landform overlooking, and 18 m above, the Big Cypress Creek floodplain to the east and the Walkers Creek floodplain to the south. The site is marked by several concentrations of ceramic sherds, midden deposits, and various features (including burials) from the Late Caddoan Titus phase component, along with at least one area in the eastern part of the site with Middle-Late Archaic tools, lithic debris, and fire-cracked rock. No features of Middle-Late Archaic age have ...


Caddoan Ceremonial Sites Of The Caddoan Cultural Area Of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, And Texas: Draft Caddo National Landmark Nomination, Mark R. Barnes, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 1999

Caddoan Ceremonial Sites Of The Caddoan Cultural Area Of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, And Texas: Draft Caddo National Landmark Nomination, Mark R. Barnes, Timothy K. Perttula

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Since 1997, we have been working on the development of a National Historic Landmark (NHL) cover nomination for Caddoan ceremonial sites - earthen mounds in the Caddoan cultural area of southwestern Arkansas, northwestern Louisiana, eastern Oklahoma, and northeastern Texas. Such a nomination establishes the historic context within which all similar cultural properties can be evaluated for significance according to the NHL criteria, as it establishes the research and other criteria by which a cultural property may be identified as a significant archeological resource.


An Archaeological Survey Of 35 Acres Near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Steve A. Tomka, Bradley J. Vierra Jan 1999

An Archaeological Survey Of 35 Acres Near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, David L. Nickels, Steve A. Tomka, Bradley J. Vierra

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On April 22 through 24, 1998, staff archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) conducted a 100 percent pedestrian survey with limited shovel and backhoe testing on two parcels near Eagle Pass, Texas (Figure 1). The archaeological investigation was conducted at the request of the Eagle Pass Independent School District as part of a plan to construct two new elementary schools on the parcels (Figures 2 and 3). The purpose of the survey was to identify archaeological sites visible on the surface as well as areas where sites are potentially buried. CAR archaeologists recorded 27 isolated finds on the ...


An Archaeological Survey Along Leon Creek From Bandera To Babcock Roads, San Antonio, Texas, Diane A. Cargill Jan 1999

An Archaeological Survey Along Leon Creek From Bandera To Babcock Roads, San Antonio, Texas, Diane A. Cargill

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An archaeological survey was conducted along Leon Creek from Bandera to Babcock roads from July 15 through July 24, and September 14 and 15, 1998, by the Center for Archaeological Research, University of Texas at San Antonio, for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. Three newly identified prehistoric sites were documented within the project area. Sites 41BX1301 and 41BX1303 are not recommended as being eligible for State Archaeological Landmark status nor are they recommended as being eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places due to the paucity of materials present and to the secondary context in ...


Archaeological Survey And Testing In San Pedro Park (41bx19), San Antonio, Texas, Brett A. Houk Jan 1999

Archaeological Survey And Testing In San Pedro Park (41bx19), San Antonio, Texas, Brett A. Houk

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In April 1998, staff from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio completed a pedestrian survey and a series of 44 shovel tests and two backhoe trenches in San Pedro Park, in San Antonio, Texas. The project was required to evaluate the potential for significant historic (including a Spanish Colonial dam and acequia) and prehistoric cultural deposits in areas to be impacted by a plan to renovate the park, including the rebuilding of a swimming pool.

The shovel tests showed that the majority of the area to be impacted by renovation was already ...


Archaeological Investigations Of Rainwater Catchment Basins Along The South Wall Of Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox Jan 1999

Archaeological Investigations Of Rainwater Catchment Basins Along The South Wall Of Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox

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In February and early March 1998, the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted excavations outside the south wall and in the general vicinity of the southeast gate of Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo (41BX3) for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park of the National Park Service (NPS). The site is located ca. seven miles south of downtown San Antonio on a high terrace overlooking the west bank of the San Antonio River.

The general purpose of the excavations was to determine the nature and content of the subsurface deposits ...


An Archaeological Assessment Of The Drainage Improvement Area On The Northeast Side Of Alamo Hall, And Home Of Former Mayor Wilhelm Thielepape (41bx507), San Antonio, Texas, David L. Nickels Jan 1999

An Archaeological Assessment Of The Drainage Improvement Area On The Northeast Side Of Alamo Hall, And Home Of Former Mayor Wilhelm Thielepape (41bx507), San Antonio, Texas, David L. Nickels

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In December 1979, before installing a drainage system on the southwest corner of the grounds of the Alamo behind Alamo Hall, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas contracted with the Center for Archaeological Research to conduct investigations to determine the possibility of significant subsurface cultural material being impacted by the proposed construction. Four hand-excavated units revealed the walls of an adobe structure believed to be the home of former mayor Wilhelm Carl August Thielepape. Structural remains of a detached kitchen structure were also discovered. Archival research indicates the house was built by 1854 and demolished ca. 1936.