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An Historical And Archaeological Assessment Of The Proposed San Antonio Botanical Center, Stephen L. Black Jan 1976

An Historical And Archaeological Assessment Of The Proposed San Antonio Botanical Center, Stephen L. Black

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

During late July and early August, 1976, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an archaeological and historical assessment of the proposed San Antonio Botanical Center. The project was authorized by the City of San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation, Ronald Darner, Director.

The archaeological and historical investigations at the proposed Botanical Center were carried out under the terms of Permit for Archaeological Investigation, No. 122, issued by the Texas Antiquities Committee.


An Archaeological Assessment Of Boerne City Park, Kendall County, Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

An Archaeological Assessment Of Boerne City Park, Kendall County, Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester

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

As part of its planning for development of Boerne City Park, the Advisory Board of the Boerne Parks and Recreation Department authorized an archaeological assessment of the park area in May, 1976. The assessment was carried out by the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and was supervised by the authors. We wish to thank Dr. Dewey D. Davis, Chairman, Park Advisory Board, for his assistance during this project.


Archaeological Investigations At Fort Griffin State Historic Park Shackelford County, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1976

Archaeological Investigations At Fort Griffin State Historic Park Shackelford County, Texas, Anne A. Fox

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

During March, April, and June of 1976 archaeological crews from the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio worked a total of 96 man-days at Fort Griffin, Shackelford County, Texas. The work was done under terms of Interagency Cooperation Contract 0936 with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Antiquities Permit No. 107. The project was administered by Dr. Thomas R. Hester, with Anne A. Fox serving as field director.


Archaeological Investigations At Sites Near Natalia, Medina County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Thomas C. Kelly Jan 1976

Archaeological Investigations At Sites Near Natalia, Medina County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Thomas C. Kelly

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

In January, 1976, Hayden Whitsett, archaeologist for the Texas Water Quality Board, carried out an initial archaeological reconnaissance of areas to be affected by the construction of new sewage treatment plant and lines in Natalia, Texas (Medina County WCID #3; Whitsett 1976). As a result of Whitsett's survey, five archaeological sites (41 ME 18-ME 22) were documented, and Whitsett suggested (ibid: 1) that four of these might be eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Sites.

Subsequent to his reconnaissance, Whitsett contacted the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, regarding a "Step ...


Archaeological Investigations At Sites In The Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed, Central Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

Archaeological Investigations At Sites In The Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed, Central Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester

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

In August, 1976, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted an intensive archaeological survey of the proposed Floodwater Retarding Structure No.1 area, in the Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed, Kendall County, Texas. The work was carried out under the terms of a contract (135-TX-SCS-76) with the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service. An initial survey of this area had been conducted in February, 1975; two historic and 17 prehistoric archaeological sites were documented at that time (Bass and Hester 1975).

The intensive survey had three major objectives: (1) to conduct additional reconnaissance, thus ...


The Archaeology And History Of Alamo Plaza, Anne A. Fox, Feris A. Bass, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

The Archaeology And History Of Alamo Plaza, Anne A. Fox, Feris A. Bass, Thomas R. Hester

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

In the Spring of 1975, the Center for Archaeological Research was approached by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio regarding possible archaeological and historical research at Alamo Plaza. The proposed investigations were in connection with the city's plan to renovate the plaza, to coincide with the American Bicentennial. There were two major reasons for the Center's involvement: (1) the architects desired to learn, as a part of the renovation plans, the precise locations of the south wall of the original Alamo (San Antonio de Valero) compound; (2) in order to aid in the ...


The Texas Archaic: A Symposium, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

The Texas Archaic: A Symposium, Thomas R. Hester

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The papers published in this volume were presented at a symposium entitled "The Texas Archaic 11” held in San Antonio on November 2, 1975, during the annual meeting of the Texas. Archeological Society. Of those papers delivered during this symposium, only one, "Archaic Diets and Food Economies" (by V. M. Bryant, Jr.), is not presently available for publication.

The present format has been utilized to insure rapid and economical publication of the symposium papers. The papers are primarily status reports, describing the current state of regional knowledge of the Archaic or dealing with specific aspects of the Archaic lifeway. As ...


Maya Lithic Studies: Papers From The 1976 Belize Filed Symposium, Thomas R. Hester, Norman Hammond Jan 1976

Maya Lithic Studies: Papers From The 1976 Belize Filed Symposium, Thomas R. Hester, Norman Hammond

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

As a result of intensified archaeological activity in northern Belize, and specifically the work of the joint British Museum-Cambridge University research project (directed by Norman Hammond), a variety of new data have been obtained on the prehistory of this region. Of the many sites that have been mapped, tested, or otherwise investigated in the past few years, one stands out as a major center of ancient Maya lithic technology. This is the site of Colha, located south of Orange Walk Town, along the highway between that town and Belize City. Personnel of the British Museum-Cambridge University Corozal Project began limited ...


Papers On Paleo-Indian Archaeology In Texas: I, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

Papers On Paleo-Indian Archaeology In Texas: I, Thomas R. Hester

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

This third number in the Center's Special Report series contains two papers dealing with Paleo-Indian archaeology in Texas. Two additional papers dealing with this topic have recently been submitted. One involves a detailed review of the Plainview-Golondrina typological problem (authored by Thomas C. Kelly), and a second (written by Jules A. Jaquier), describing the bifacial implements from the Johnston-Heller site (41VT15).


Archaeological Test Excavations At Mission San Francisco De La Espada, Anne A. Fox, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

Archaeological Test Excavations At Mission San Francisco De La Espada, Anne A. Fox, Thomas R. Hester

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

In May, 1976, archaeological testing was carried out adjacent to the tower on the southeast corner of Mission San Francisco de la Espada (Fig. 1). The field work was conducted by an archaeological team from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Principal investigator for the project was Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director of the Center; Research Associate Anne A. Fox was in charge of the field investigations. This research was done under the terms of State Antiquities Permit No. 112, issued to the Old, Spanish Missions Association, represented by Mr. Bernardo Fresquez, Superintendent.

In ...


The Mcqueeney Municipal Utility District Project: An Archaeological Reconnaissance, T. C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

The Mcqueeney Municipal Utility District Project: An Archaeological Reconnaissance, T. C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester

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

During late March, 1976, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted an archaeological reconnaissance in the vicinity of McQueeney, in Guadalupe County, Texas. This reconnaissance had been authorized by the McQueeney Municipal Utility District in connection with its plans for sewage lines and waste treatment facilities in the McQueeney area. Survey work was facilitated through contacts with URS Forrest and Cotton (project engineers) and with Mr. M. O. Stautzenberger, president of the utility district. We are grateful to Mr. Stautzenberger for providing the field team with a 1:300 aerial photograph of the project ...


An Archaeological Survey For The Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority, South Central Texas, J. A. Jaquier Jan 1976

An Archaeological Survey For The Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority, South Central Texas, J. A. Jaquier

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

In November, 1976, an archaeological survey was carried out in portions of the Cibolo Creek watershed in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties in south-central Texas. These investigations resulted from an agreement between the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority and the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio. The archaeological assessment was necessitated by the proposed installation of gravity-fed sewage lines along tributaries of Cibolo Creek in the area surrounding the city of Selma, Texas. This report presents the results of the archaeological survey.


Hunters And Gatherers Of The Rio Grande Plain And The Lower Coast Of Texas, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

Hunters And Gatherers Of The Rio Grande Plain And The Lower Coast Of Texas, Thomas R. Hester

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

This paper summarizes the prehistoric cultural manifestations found on the Rio Grande Plain of Texas. The primary goal in this paper is to briefly outline the major prehistoric cultural traditions on the Rio Grande Plain. These traditions represent ecological adaptive responses made by the prehistoric inhabitants, and are reflected in the archaeology and ethnology of the area.