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"I'M Proud To Know What I Know": Oral Narratives Of Travis And Hays Counties, Texas, Maria Franklin Jan 2012

"I'M Proud To Know What I Know": Oral Narratives Of Travis And Hays Counties, Texas, Maria Franklin

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

This book was created as part of a multi-year historic archeological project sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and under the direction of Dr. Scott Pletka and Jon Budd. The project was initiated because of federal and state laws that require consideration of cultural resources that may be impacted by development. The project involved archival research, oral history, and archeological investigations at a site called the Ransom and Sarah Williams farmstead in southern Travis County, Texas. An African American family occupied the farmstead beginning in 1871, and perhaps earlier, through about 1905. This book is a collection of ...


Results Of Archeological Significance Testing At 41tv410 And 41tv540 And Associated Geomorphological Investigations On A Segment Of Onion Creek In Travis County, Texas, Antonia Figueroa, Raymond Mauldin, Charles D. Frederick, Steve A. Tomka, Jennifer L. Thompson Jan 2011

Results Of Archeological Significance Testing At 41tv410 And 41tv540 And Associated Geomorphological Investigations On A Segment Of Onion Creek In Travis County, Texas, Antonia Figueroa, Raymond Mauldin, Charles D. Frederick, Steve A. Tomka, Jennifer L. Thompson

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

In late 2005, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contracted the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio (CAR-UTSA) to conduct significance testing at 41TV410 and 41TV540, two prehistoric archeological sites located in the floodplain of Onion Creek in southeast Austin in Travis County. The work was conducted in advance of a borrow pit excavation related to the construction on State Highway (SH) 130. The borrow pit represented a project specific location (PSL). PSLs are normally not part of the project per Federal Highway Administration policy. PSLs are the responsibility of the contractor in most ...


Millican Bench (41tv163) A Multicomponent Site In Travis County, Texas, Raymond P. Mauldin, Steve A. Tomka, Harry J. Shafer Jan 2004

Millican Bench (41tv163) A Multicomponent Site In Travis County, Texas, Raymond P. Mauldin, Steve A. Tomka, Harry J. Shafer

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

Between September of 1970 and February of 1971, the Texas Highway Department, now the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), carried out extensive hand and mechanical excavations at 41TV163, the Millican Bench site. The highway maintenance crew was ably directed by Frank Weir. Millican Bench represented the first archeological site excavated by the then Texas Highway Department (THD) under their archeological program. In 2001, TxDOT contracted with the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio to provide an assessment of the documents and data and develop research topics that may be successfully pursued with the materials ...


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

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

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

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

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 ...


Archeological Testing At Pflugerville Bottling Works, Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr. Jan 1996

Archeological Testing At Pflugerville Bottling Works, Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr.

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

Archival research and archeological test excavations in connection with proposed development of Dessau Road in north Travis County revealed the presence of the Pflugerville Bottling Works near the north end of the project. The plant was established in 1914 and moved to Austin in 1927. Archeological excavations exposed a midden, paved area and filled brick cistern but did not expose evidence of the building. Because of the lack of an associated building, those parts of the site within the proposed right-of-way are not considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.


Research Design For Investigations At The Ruben Hancock Site, 41tv875 Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr. Jan 1985

Research Design For Investigations At The Ruben Hancock Site, 41tv875 Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr.

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

The Ruben Hancock Site (41TV875) is located on the centerline of the extension of Parmer Lane. This extension begins at FM 1325 (Burnet Road) and terminates at FM 620. The site was found during a survey of the right-of-way conducted by the author on the 9th of August, 1984. Other sites were found during the survey but were too ephemeral or too disturbed to warrant further investigation. It was judged at the time of the survey that the Ruben Hancock Site, because of its undisturbed condition and the presence of metal and glass artifacts, warranted further investigation. It was ...


Archaeological Testing And Preliminary Archival Investigations Of Four Sites (41tv632, 41tv633, 41tv634 And 41tv635) At Waters Park, Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr. Jan 1985

Archaeological Testing And Preliminary Archival Investigations Of Four Sites (41tv632, 41tv633, 41tv634 And 41tv635) At Waters Park, Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr.

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

The Waters Park community and Sites 41TV632 through 635 are located on the left bank of Walnut Creek near its headwaters traversed by the Southern Pacific Railroad, FM 1325, and the Waters Park Road. The sites pertaining to the old Waters Park community lying in the proposed right-of-way of the north extension of Loop 1 (MoPac Boulevard) are those cited above. The sites were identified in 1974 during an independent survey. A large number of other sites are found in or adjacent to the right-of-way. Among these are Site 41TV39, the Rogers Spring Site previously excavated by The University of ...


Archaeological Testing And Preliminary Archival Investigations Of The Ruben Hancock Site, 41tv875 Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr. Jan 1985

Archaeological Testing And Preliminary Archival Investigations Of The Ruben Hancock Site, 41tv875 Travis County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr.

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

The Ruben Hancock Site (41TV875) is located at a position on the centerline of the extension of Parmer Lane from FM 1325 (Burnet Road) to FM 620. The site was found during a survey of the right-of-way conducted by the author on the 9th of August, 1984. Other sites were found during the survey but were too ephemeral or too disturbed to warrant further investigation. It was judged at the time of the survey that the Ruben Hancock Site, because of its disturbed condition and the presence of metal and glass artifacts, warranted further investigation. It was suggested that ...


Preliminary Report Of Testing Of Sites 41tv338 And 41tv386 In The Barton Creek Drainage Travis County, Texas, H.G. Wooldridge Jan 1983

Preliminary Report Of Testing Of Sites 41tv338 And 41tv386 In The Barton Creek Drainage Travis County, Texas, H.G. Wooldridge

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

Testing of archaeological Sites 41TV 386 and 41TV338 was performed during the period of August 1 through September 7, 1983, by Harold G. Wooldridge and Glenn T. Goode of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation professional cultural resources staff under auspices of Procedures for the Protection of Historic and Cultural Properties (36 CFR, Part 800), procedures prescribed and endorsed by the Federal Highway Administration.


Research Design Proposal For Investigation Of Site 41tv338 In The Barton Creek Drainage Travis County, Texas Jan 1983

Research Design Proposal For Investigation Of Site 41tv338 In The Barton Creek Drainage Travis County, Texas

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

Site 41TV338, located in the west bank and terrace of Barton Creek west of Loop 360, was found in 1975. The SDHPT, during an archaeological survey in 1983, determined the site would be impacted by the present undertaking.

Because the area in the vicinity of the project is considered environmentally sensitive, very special construction specifications will be enforced during total implementation of the project. These specifications are designed to prohibit disruption of the natural environmental setting to the greatest degree possible. Most of the right of way acquired for construction of the highway facility is not to be touched during ...