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Archaeological Monitoring Of The Ashby Street Drainage Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1988

Archaeological Monitoring Of The Ashby Street Drainage Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox

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In April 1987, the authors monitored excavation of trenches for a drainage project in the area of North St. Mary's and Ashby Streets north of downtown San Antonio. The main concern was to observe and record the location and configuration of the Upper Labor Acequia in this area when it was crossed by trenching machines. A cross section of the acequia was recorded at the intersection of St. Mary's and Myrtle Streets.


Archaeological Investigations At The Navarro Street Parking Garage, San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, A. Nightengale, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1988

Archaeological Investigations At The Navarro Street Parking Garage, San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, A. Nightengale, I. Waynne Cox

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In March 1987, the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted test excavations on Lot 1 of New City Block 125 in downtown San Antonio. The purpose of the excavations was to determine if any remains of foundations or artifactual deposits were still intact beneath the surface, in preparation for the construction of an addition to a parking garage. A search was also made for remains of the Concepcion Acequia that once formed the western boundary of the lot. Three backhoe trenches ranging from 42 to 90 feet in length and from 26 to ...


Archaeological Testing Of Site 41ci30 Childress County, Texas, Wayne C. Young Jan 1988

Archaeological Testing Of Site 41ci30 Childress County, Texas, Wayne C. Young

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The State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) conducted archaeological tests on Site 41CI30 in Childress County in May 1988. The site is located about 1.5 miles south of Childress at the intersection of Scatterbranch Creek and a county road and covers about one acre in the northeast quadrant of the intersection. The majority of it is located on private property outside the jurisdiction of the SDHPT. Testing indicated that the site is a low density prehistoric campsite. Lithic debris was largely limited to the upper 20-30 cm of orange, sandy soils. A total of four 1 meter ...


Archeological Testing In The De Dietrich (Usa), Inc. Project Site Nueces County Texas, James E. Warren Jan 1988

Archeological Testing In The De Dietrich (Usa), Inc. Project Site Nueces County Texas, James E. Warren

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Subsurface testing of two archeological sites (41NU 256, 41NU257) near the upper end of Oso Creek in Nueces County, Texas failed to encounter any significant cultural resources which will be affected by a proposed drainage project. If there are any intact portions of the sites remaining, they are outside of the proposed construction right-of- way.


Archaeological Testing At The Camp Pearl Wheat Site 41kr243, Kerr County, Texas, Wayne C. Young Jan 1988

Archaeological Testing At The Camp Pearl Wheat Site 41kr243, Kerr County, Texas, Wayne C. Young

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Archaeological Testing of 41KR243, the Camp Pearl Wheat Site, was performed between June 15 and June 20, 1988 by the Archaeology Section of the State Department of Highway and Public Transportation (SDHPT). The hand excavation of three 2 meter squares uncovered a hearth and a Martindale dart point from depths of 40 to 50 cm below the present surface. An additional hearth exposed in the road cut of FM 783 was uncovered and documented. The site contains a San Geronimo Phase (Weir 1976) component at 40 to 50 cm depth within the proposed right-of-way. The uppermost 30 cm of the ...


Results Of Testing At Site 41ka87 Karnes County, Texas, Alan J. Wormser, A. Joachim Mcgraw Jan 1988

Results Of Testing At Site 41ka87 Karnes County, Texas, Alan J. Wormser, A. Joachim Mcgraw

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Archaeological site 41KA87 was tested by the cultural resources staff of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) in September, 1987. Few prehistoric tools were found and well-defined features were lacking. Cultural deposits were about 50 cm thick and contained lithic debris, mussel shell, and other evidence of prehistoric occupation. The cultural material recovered suggests that site 41KA87 was occupied during the Late Archaic and Late Prehistoric periods. The site is not considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, and it is not recommended for listing as a State Archeological Landmark.


Archaeological Testing Of Site 41bx518 And Other High-Potential Areas Along Fm 2790 In Bexar County, Texas, Jerry Henderson, A. Joachim Mcgraw Jan 1988

Archaeological Testing Of Site 41bx518 And Other High-Potential Areas Along Fm 2790 In Bexar County, Texas, Jerry Henderson, A. Joachim Mcgraw

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The State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) conducted archaeological testing along portions of FM 2790 near Elm Creek in southern Bexar County, Texas, in May 1988. Testing was performed to determine whether portions of the previously recorded prehistoric archaeological site of 41BX518 existed within the right-of-way near the drainage. Results of testing determined that 41BX518 existed beyond the right-of-way limits of the roadway and no subsurface deposits were identified. No further work is recommended within this portion of FM 2790 and a report of testing follows, including comments on natural soil deposits along this portion of the former ...


Archaeological Investigations At 41bx1, Bexar County, Texas, Paul D. Lukowski Jan 1988

Archaeological Investigations At 41bx1, Bexar County, Texas, Paul D. Lukowski

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Excavations at site 41 BX 1, located behind the Olmos Dam in San Antonio, Texas, were funded by the San Antonio River Authority. The excavations resulted in the documentation of a Late Archaic cemetery and Early to Late Transitional Archaic occupations. Thirteen human burials, accompanied by a variety of grave offerings, including deer antlers and marine shell ornaments, were radiocarbon dated 1680 B.C. (maximum date) to A.D. 260 (minimum date). In addition, two distinct occupational areas, horizontally separated from the cemetery, were investigated.

In conjunction with the excavations, final resource management negotiations resulted in mitigation measures of avoidance ...


Results Of Metal Detector Survey, Testing Operations, And Archival Studies The Wooten-Seale Plantation Site 41rt362, John W. Clark Jan 1988

Results Of Metal Detector Survey, Testing Operations, And Archival Studies The Wooten-Seale Plantation Site 41rt362, John W. Clark

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Preliminary historical and archaeological investigation of the Robert Henry Seale farm residences (41RT362) utilizing a metal detector and limited shovel testing indicate that a recent owner of the property removed both residential structures, destroying the site and extensively damaging any buried deposits. It is the estimation of the cultural resources staff of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation that the physical remains of the occupation of the property have been disrupted to such an extent that they now have no value in answering cultural-historical questions.


Results Of Testing Of Site 41gm23 Grimes County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr. Jan 1988

Results Of Testing Of Site 41gm23 Grimes County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr.

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Archaeological site 41GM23 was tested by the cultural resources staff of the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) during the week of June 6,1988. The test revealed that, although the site has been disturbed by clearing and bulldozing, intact cultural deposits remained. The deposits were about 60 cm thick and contained a hearth and other evidence of prehistoric occupation. The cultural material recovered suggests that the site was occupied during the Early Ceramic and Late Archaic periods. The site is eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, and for listing as a State ...


Excavations At San Juan Capistrano, 41bx5, Bexar County, Texas, David D. Turner Jan 1988

Excavations At San Juan Capistrano, 41bx5, Bexar County, Texas, David D. Turner

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

In February 1986, test excavations were conducted outside the north wall of Mission San Juan Capistrano (41 BX 5). This testing was done to determine any potential impact of proposed City Water Board trenching activities on buried structural features. Although no structural remains were found, midden deposits were encountered. This report discusses the artifacts and the identified depositional strata of the midden.


Archaeological Investigations At Mission Concepcion, Fall Of 1986, Anne A. Fox Jan 1988

Archaeological Investigations At Mission Concepcion, Fall Of 1986, Anne A. Fox

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In October 1986, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted limited test excavations at Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepci6n (41 BX 12) for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The purpose of the excavations was to determine whether buried wall footings and occupation surfaces were preserved in an area where a drain pipe was proposed to be installed to carry rainwater away from the convento. Eleven test units were excavated at points where the foundations of the first two-story convento were expected to cross the area. Remnants of the footings of ...


Archaeological Monitoring Of The San Jose Acequia (41bx267), Wastewater Facilities Improvements Program, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1988

Archaeological Monitoring Of The San Jose Acequia (41bx267), Wastewater Facilities Improvements Program, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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In January 1986, the Center for Archaeological Research entered into a contract to monitor construction for a sewer line for the San Antonio Wastewater Improvements Program. The primary concern was if the San Jose Acequia would be in the location of construction. Monitoring operations began in October of the same year and continued until January 1987. The acequia was exposed in three locations and proved to be an unlined ditch.


Research Design And Data Recovery Plan For Archaeological Site 41gm23 Jan 1988

Research Design And Data Recovery Plan For Archaeological Site 41gm23

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

Site 41GM23 was originally located by William M. Sorrow during the Millican Reservoir survey in 1973. Its presence was indicated by the occurrence of flakes and burned rocks. The site was plotted as covering a hill top and extending downslope towards Rocky Creek (Fig. 1). The archaeological site was re-examined in May 1988 during a routine archaeological survey by the-State Department of Highways and Public Transportation for a proposed bridge re-placement on County Road 247 in Grimes County. The site was reevaluated and found to contain ceramics and burned rock hearths exposed by recent disturbance. Testing was proposed to determine ...