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Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Active stewards in the program now total 169, an increase of 497% since December 2004.
  • 11 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 36 major and 12 less significant.
  • 2006 monitoring plan for Gold Butte implemented.
  • Training class on Southern Nevada Pre-history presented to 41 site stewards.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • 17 new site stewards trained during the quarter. Active stewards in the program now total 167, up from 150 in last quarter.
  • Three Desert National Wildlife Refuge sites added to monitoring schedule.
  • Comprehensive monitoring plan for Sloan Canyon NCA implemented.
  • New training classes offered in GPS navigation and Clark County pre-history.
  • 3 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 11 major and 12 less significant.
  • Federal land managers authorized site stewards to place signage and construct barriers ...


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • List of cultural resource sites and locations for monitoring completed
  • Outline for recruiting and training site stewards completed
  • Protocol for response to site impact/destruction completed
  • Field Manual complete and available on CD
  • Database set up with 150 site stewards, 144 of whom are currently active
  • Identification Card designed and accepted by Interagency Team
  • Training manual completed
  • Training classes initiated
  • Educational program for elementary students in planning stages


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Mar 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • List of cultural resource sites and locations for monitoring is 100% complete
  • Outline for recruiting and training site stewards is now complete
  • Law enforcement protocol for response to site impact/destruction has been established
  • Field manual has been completed and computerized
  • Training manual 90% complete and awaiting team approval
  • Database loaded with 122 site steward records, of whom 88 are active
  • Site steward identification card designed and approved by Cultural Resources Team; NCA and NRA fee waivers for site stewards approved by BLM and NPS
  • Open house held March 19, 2005, to introduce program to site stewards


Did The Maya Build Architectural Cosmograms?, Michael E. Smith Jan 2005

Did The Maya Build Architectural Cosmograms?, Michael E. Smith

Michael E Smith

No abstract provided.


Phase I Archaeological Intensive Survey Of Hassanamesitt Woods Property, Grafton, Massachusetts, Jack Gary, Stephen Mrozowski, David B. Landon Jan 2005

Phase I Archaeological Intensive Survey Of Hassanamesitt Woods Property, Grafton, Massachusetts, Jack Gary, Stephen Mrozowski, David B. Landon

Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research Publications

The Center for Cultural and Environmental History conducted a Phase I archaeological intensive survey of the Hassanamesitt Woods property in Grafton, Massachusetts from October 2004 through January 2005. Documentary evidence has suggested that the property may contain remains of the church for the Praying Indian village of Hassanamisco, established by John Eliot in 1660. Historical deed research has also placed several Nipmuc families on the property in the early 18th century, suggesting the area was resettled by the original inhabitants of Hassanimisco in the aftermath of King Philip's War. Throughout the course of the 18th and 19th centuries the ...


Test Excavations And Monitoring At 41bx1598 A Multicomponent Historic Site In Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Raymond P. Mauldin Jan 2005

Test Excavations And Monitoring At 41bx1598 A Multicomponent Historic Site In Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Raymond P. Mauldin

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

From September through December of 2003, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio performed archaeological testing and monitoring at site 41BX1598, the location for the proposed San Fernando Community Center. The site is adjacent to Military Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The work performed by CAR was done under contract with the San Antonio Archdiocese, and was conducted in accordance with and under the jurisdiction of the City Preservation Ordinance (Article VI, Historic Preservation and Urban Design, City of San Antonio, Unified Development Code). Dr. Steve Tomka served as the ...


An Archaeological Survey Of 307 Acres At Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas: 2003, David L. Nickels, Antonio Padilla, James E. Barrera, C. Britt Bousman Jan 2005

An Archaeological Survey Of 307 Acres At Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas: 2003, David L. Nickels, Antonio Padilla, James E. Barrera, C. Britt Bousman

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

This report documents an archaeological survey of 307 acres at Camp Swift, in north-central Bastrop County, Texas. Camp Swift is owned by the Texas Army National Guard office of Adjutant General (hereinafter referred to as AGTX). A total of 11 previously unrecorded sites were documented during this project


Archeological Investigations At Mission Espíritu Santo (41gd1), Goliad County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson, Anne A. Fox, Johanna M. Hunziker, Steve A. Tomka, Cynthia M. Muñoz Jan 2005

Archeological Investigations At Mission Espíritu Santo (41gd1), Goliad County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson, Anne A. Fox, Johanna M. Hunziker, Steve A. Tomka, Cynthia M. Muñoz

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

Excavations were carried out at Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga (41GD1) in November of 2004 and February of 2005 by the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio under contract with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The work was conducted in advance of the planned construction of a French drain system. Shovel tests, 1-x-1-meter test units, and controlled backhoe trenches were used to explore areas that would be impacted by the proposed drainage system along the northern walls of the chapel and museum (granary) and across the center of the courtyard ...


Archeological Testing Associated With Thestabilization Of The Convento At Mission San Juan Capistrano (41bx5), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Kristi M. Ulrich, Johanna M. Hunziker Jan 2005

Archeological Testing Associated With Thestabilization Of The Convento At Mission San Juan Capistrano (41bx5), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Kristi M. Ulrich, Johanna M. Hunziker

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

In January and April, 2005, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted test excavations at Mission San Juan Capistrano (41BX5) for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park of the National Park Service. The site is located approximately eight miles south of downtown San Antonio on the left bank of the San Antonio River.

The purpose of the excavations was to provide information on the nature and content of the subsurface deposits in preparation for a major stabilization campaign around the convento at Mission San Juan that will result in the installation ...


Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of Sites Within A Proposed Detention Facility In Webb County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Russell D. Greaves, Bruce K. Moses, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2005

Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of Sites Within A Proposed Detention Facility In Webb County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Russell D. Greaves, Bruce K. Moses, Steve A. Tomka

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

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio was contracted by MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc. (hereafter, MACTEC) to perform Phase I archaeological survey and Phase II testing prior to the construction of a detention facility in Webb County, Texas. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to take into consideration the effects of proposed undertakings on cultural resources within the Area of Potential Effect (APE). While the proposed undertaking is being developed by The GEO Group, Inc. on privately owned property and is funded by private resources, the anticipated ...


Archaeological Survey And Archival Research Of The Naegelin Tract (41bx1600) In San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jennifer L. Thompson, Antonia L. Figueroa Jan 2005

Archaeological Survey And Archival Research Of The Naegelin Tract (41bx1600) In San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jennifer L. Thompson, Antonia L. Figueroa

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

On December 2 and 3, 2004, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) conducted a Phase I survey of the 108-acre Naegelin Tract in northwest Bexar County, Texas, for Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc. The proposed development consists of extending De Zavala Road through the southern portion of the tract and Kyle Seale Road through the eastern margin of the tract. Drainage easements are planned to cross through the center of the property and also along the northern and eastern margins of the tract.

Thirty-six shovel tests were excavated along 30-meter transects and in areas considered to have high or moderate probability of ...


Archeological Testing And Monitoring Of The Proposed Roma Visitor Complex, City Of Roma, Starr County, Texas, Barbara A. Meissner, Kristi Miller Ulrich, José E. Zapata, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2005

Archeological Testing And Monitoring Of The Proposed Roma Visitor Complex, City Of Roma, Starr County, Texas, Barbara A. Meissner, Kristi Miller Ulrich, José E. Zapata, Steve A. Tomka

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

In February and March 2003, staff from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted archeological testing and monitoring within the boundaries of the National Historic Landmark District of Roma, Texas. This work was conducted in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the Programmatic Agreement of the Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Texas Antiquities Code. The archeological services were conducted under contract with Kell Muñoz Architects of San Antonio and in coordination with the City of Roma and the Pharr District of the Texas ...


Test Excavations At 41bl1214, Bell County, Texas: State Highway 95 Bridge Replacement At The Little River, Timothy B. Griffith, Karl W. Kibler Jan 2005

Test Excavations At 41bl1214, Bell County, Texas: State Highway 95 Bridge Replacement At The Little River, Timothy B. Griffith, Karl W. Kibler

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

In February and March 2004, Prewitt and Associates, Inc. (PAI), performed archeological test excavations at site 41BL1214 to determine its eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This investigation was conducted within the existing and proposed right of way of the State Highway 95 bridge project at the Little River in Bell County for the Texas Department of Transportation. The site is situated on a flood terrace on the south bank of the Little River. In all, 18 m3 were excavated during testing. Excavations yielded artifacts, features, and other cultural materials associated with Late Archaic and ...


Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of Selected Areas Within Mcallister Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Joseph M. Thompson Jan 2005

Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of Selected Areas Within Mcallister Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Joseph M. Thompson

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

Between September 19 and 22, 2005 the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a 100 percent intensive pedestrian survey within McAllister Park for the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio. The survey was followed by an interview with Mr. Marvin Klar, a long-time resident of San Antonio and former owner of much of the land that is now part of McAllister Park. The Parks and Recreation Department is planning a series of improvements to existing facilities and the construction of new facilities within the boundaries of McAllister Park ...


Archaeological Testing At The Selma Stagecoach Stop And Post Office (41bx1409), Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, José E. Zapata Jan 2005

Archaeological Testing At The Selma Stagecoach Stop And Post Office (41bx1409), Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, José E. Zapata

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

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio contracted with the City of Selma, Texas—under Texas Antiquities Committee Permit No. 2395—for the purpose of conducting limited shovel testing and test excavations at the Selma Stagecoach Stop/Post Office. The building is to be restored to serve as one element of a planned historic park. Shovel testing was conducted in May 2000 on a 8,250 square foot area (766.4 m2) surrounding the stagecoach stop structure. The purpose of the shovel tests was to assess the presence of intact archaeological deposits below ...


Phase I Archaeological Survey Of A 10-Acre Habitat For Humanity Tract In Laredo, Webb County, Texas, Bruce K. Moses, Russell D. Greaves, Charles S. Smith Jan 2005

Phase I Archaeological Survey Of A 10-Acre Habitat For Humanity Tract In Laredo, Webb County, Texas, Bruce K. Moses, Russell D. Greaves, Charles S. Smith

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

On December 7, 2004, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) conducted a Phase I intensive pedestrian archaeological survey of a 10-acre portion of Tract 4 in the Las Blancas Subdivision located near Laredo in Webb County, Texas, for Habitat for Humanity of Laredo. The proposed development consists of the construction of low-income housing within this parcel.

Twenty shovel tests were excavated along 20-meter transects and in areas considered to have high or moderate probability of buried cultural materials. In addition, two backhoe trenches were excavated in alluvial deposits along the eastern margin of the project area overlooking Blancas Creek. The ...


Intensive Pedestrain Survey Of Three Tracts To Be Impacted By The Planned Expansion Of The San Antonio International Airport, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson Jan 2005

Intensive Pedestrain Survey Of Three Tracts To Be Impacted By The Planned Expansion Of The San Antonio International Airport, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson

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

During the months of March and April 2005, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a 100 percent intensive pedestrian survey of three tracts of land (totaling 210 acres) for Adams Environmental, Inc. The project area is located within the boundaries of the San Antonio International Airport and the tracts are owned by the City of San Antonio Department of Aviation. The tracts represent the planned locations for the expansion of two runways and land development adjacent to them. The goal of the archaeological survey was to identify and document all prehistoric ...