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2003

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Archaeological Testing Of The Burleson Homestead At 41hy37 Hays County, Texas, C. Britt Bousman, David L. Nickels Jan 2003

Archaeological Testing Of The Burleson Homestead At 41hy37 Hays County, Texas, C. Britt Bousman, David L. Nickels

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

At the request of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University-San Marcos), the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) conducted an archaeological excavation of the historic Burleson Homestead (41HY37). The excavation was conducted in June and July of 2000 under Texas Antiquities Committee Permit No. 2406. Artifacts collected during the project were processed and curated at CAS. In addition, CAS conducted archival research on structures located within the project boundaries. Upon completion of the excavation and archival research, a great deal has been learned concerning the Burleson ownership and use of the San Marcos Springs. Unfortunately, little intact evidence survives ...


San Pedro Springs Park Improvements Archaeological Testing And Monitoring At 41bx19, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, José E. Zapata, Barbara A. Meissner Jan 2003

San Pedro Springs Park Improvements Archaeological Testing And Monitoring At 41bx19, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, José E. Zapata, Barbara A. Meissner

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

The archaeological testing and monitoring reported here was conducted within the boundaries of San Pedro Springs Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, between January and October 2002. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (41BX19) and contains significant prehistoric and historic archaeological resources. This investigation was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 2776 and was performed for the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. This report presents the results of archaeological testing and monitoring of areas to be impacted by park improvements. The improvements included the restoration and landscaping of a mid-nineteenth century structure ...


Royal Coachman (41cm111) An Early Middle Archaic Site Along Cordova Creek In Comal County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Harry J. Shafer, Steve A. Tomka, Lee C. Nordt, Raymond P. Mauldin Jan 2003

Royal Coachman (41cm111) An Early Middle Archaic Site Along Cordova Creek In Comal County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Harry J. Shafer, Steve A. Tomka, Lee C. Nordt, Raymond P. Mauldin

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

The Royal Coachman site, 41CM111, is bisected by FM 306 near the highway’s eastern crossing of the Guadalupe River. Archeologists from the Texas Department of Transportation conducted extensive excavations at the site in 1980 and the Center for Archaeological Research carried out fieldwork related to geomorphic assessment of the deposits in 2002. The site contains at least three archeological components, an upper zone that may be of late Middle Archaic age and two commingled lower zones that are early Middle Archaic in age and contain a mix of Nolan/ Pandale and Bell-Andice/Early Triangular points. The deeper, more strongly ...


The Development Of An Agricultural Landscape Along A Portion Of The U.S. Highway 277 Corridor, With A Case Study Of The Cotton Industry In Haskell, Texas, Martha Doty Freeman Jan 2003

The Development Of An Agricultural Landscape Along A Portion Of The U.S. Highway 277 Corridor, With A Case Study Of The Cotton Industry In Haskell, Texas, Martha Doty Freeman

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

In February 2002, Prewitt and Associates, Inc., contracted with the Texas Department of Transportation, Environmental Affairs Division, to complete tasks describing the history and architectural resources of the U.S. Highway 277 Wichita Falls, to Abilene, Texas, corridor. Task 1 involved producing a broad overview of the corridor focusing on railroad construction and development of an agricultural landscape. The overview, constituting the first part of this report, provides a history of agriculture, transportation, and community development along the corridor, and identifies the forces at play in the development of the corridor that resulted in construction of specific properties. Task 2 ...


A Field Guide To Industrial Properties In Texas, Amy E. Dase Jan 2003

A Field Guide To Industrial Properties In Texas, Amy E. Dase

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

In the truest sense, industrial properties are more likely than any others to fit architect Louis Sullivan’s oft-quoted assertion that “form ever follows function.” Despite their substantial role in economic and social spheres, industrial properties have long been glossed over by those interested in material culture. It seems, in fact, that neither a comprehensive nor a contemporary overview of these property typologies has been accomplished to date.

A Field Guide to Industrial Properties in Texas is an attempt to address an identifiable information gap. It takes into consideration industrial properties that are related to the petroleum and natural gas ...


Archeological Testing Of 41bo185 A Possible Civil War Era Military Camp, West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, Diane C. Dismukes Jan 2003

Archeological Testing Of 41bo185 A Possible Civil War Era Military Camp, West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, Diane C. Dismukes

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

In November and December 1999, staff from the TxDOT Archeological Studies Program conducted archeological investigations on a portion of site 41BO 185, a reported possible Civil War-era military encampment, within the boundaries of a proposed widening project on SH 35 in Brazoria County. The archeological investigations consisted of a combination backhoe trenching and hand-dug test units excavated across the portion of the site within the project area to locate and identify features and artifact concentrations. The goal of the testing was to determine the integrity of the portion of the site within the Area of Potential Effect (APE) and to ...


Archaeological Testing To Determine The National Register Eligibility Status Of 18 Prehistoric Sites On Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas Volume 2, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels, Cory J. Broehm Jan 2003

Archaeological Testing To Determine The National Register Eligibility Status Of 18 Prehistoric Sites On Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas Volume 2, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels, Cory J. Broehm

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

Between the fall of 1999 and the summer of 2001, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted National Register Eligibility testing on 18 prehistoric sites within Camp Bowie in Brown County, Texas. The work was conducted for the Texas Army National Guard. The sites were recommended for testing during an inventory survey of Camp Bowie conducted between 1993 and 1998 (Wormser and Sullo-Prewitt 2001). Sixteen of the 18 sites tested contained burned rock middens. It was on the basis of that feature type that these sites were recommended for testing ...


Archaeological Testing Of Four Sites On Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas, Jason D. Weston, Raymond P. Mauldin Jan 2003

Archaeological Testing Of Four Sites On Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas, Jason D. Weston, Raymond P. Mauldin

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

In August of 2002, a crew from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio tested four sites at Camp Bowie in Brown County Texas. Three sites, 41BR471, 41BR500, and 41BR522, were prehistoric and one site, 41BR392, had both historic and prehistoric components. This work was done under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 2926 for the Adjutant General’s Department of Texas. Testing at these sites was done based on recommendations made for 41BR500 by Mauldin and Broehm (2001) and recommendations made for 41BR392, 41BR471 and 41BR522 by Greaves (2002).

Testing at 41BR392 centered on ...


Archaeological Testing To Determine The National Register Eligibility Status Of 18 Prehistoric Sites On Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas Volume 1, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels, Cory J. Broehm Jan 2003

Archaeological Testing To Determine The National Register Eligibility Status Of 18 Prehistoric Sites On Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas Volume 1, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels, Cory J. Broehm

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

Between the fall of 1999 and the summer of 2001, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted National Register Eligibility testing on 18 prehistoric sites within Camp Bowie in Brown County, Texas. The work was conducted for the Texas Army National Guard. The sites were recommended for testing during an inventory survey of Camp Bowie conducted between 1993 and 1998 (Wormser and Sullo-Prewitt 2001). Sixteen of the 18 sites tested contained burned rock middens. It was on the basis of that feature type that these sites were recommended for testing ...


Archaeological Survey And Geoarchaeological Investigations At 41bx1271, Walker Ranch Park, Bexar County, Texas, Jason D. Weston Jan 2003

Archaeological Survey And Geoarchaeological Investigations At 41bx1271, Walker Ranch Park, Bexar County, Texas, Jason D. Weston

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

In January of 2003, a crew from the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an archaeological survey and geoarchaeological investigations at site 41BX1271 in Walker Ranch Park for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. This work was done in response to the planned installation of security lights around the existing park trail and a drinking fountain along the southwest portion of the trail system. The archaeological investigations were carried out under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 3023. Three separate field tasks were carried out in order to perform the required assessment: 1) pedestrian ...


Archaeological Services Associated With The Perrin Family Gravesite On Perrin-Beitel Road, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jason D. Weston Jan 2003

Archaeological Services Associated With The Perrin Family Gravesite On Perrin-Beitel Road, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jason D. Weston

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

Under contract with Mr. Harry Affleck of San Antonio, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) performed archaeological services on the property located at 9501/9505 Perrin-Beitel Road in central San Antonio. The property is the site of the Perrin Family Gravesite and will be impacted by the construction of a self-storage unit and associated improvements. Archaeological services were performed between January and March 2003 and involved archival research to compile information on the history of the Perrin Family Gravesite and fieldwork to establish the location of all burials present on site.

Archival research resulted in the compilation of a history ...


Monitoring Of Construction At Site 41bx1199, Government Canyon State Natural Area, Bexar County, Texas, Jason D. Weston Jan 2003

Monitoring Of Construction At Site 41bx1199, Government Canyon State Natural Area, Bexar County, Texas, Jason D. Weston

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

In February 2002, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio monitored the construction of roads and parking lots and the clearing of land on site 41BX1199 in Government Canyon State Natural Area. These roads and parking lots were being built to provide/facilitate access to picnic and tent camping areas planned for when the state natural area becomes a state park. Archaeological monitoring identified no significant archaeological deposits and confirmed the original assessment of the site as having no research potential. The construction activities did not impact any significant intact cultural deposits ...


Archeological And Geoarcheological Survey Of State Highway 35 Between Angleton And Old Ocean, Brazoria County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, David D. Kuehn, Jason D. Weston Jan 2003

Archeological And Geoarcheological Survey Of State Highway 35 Between Angleton And Old Ocean, Brazoria County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, David D. Kuehn, Jason D. Weston

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

During March through July 2003, The Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a cultural resources survey, including geoarcheological studies, along portions of State Highway 35 from Angleton to Old Ocean in Brazoria County, Texas. This survey was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 3091 and was performed for the Texas Department of Transportation, Environmental Affairs Division. During the early phases of the survey, a Historic Context for the project was developed by Hardy-Heck-Moore, Inc. of Austin, Texas. This Historic Context was used to guide the latter phases of the survey, and is reproduced ...


Archeological Excavation And Reburial Of Unmarked Historic Graves In The Pioneer Cemetery (41bo202), Brazoria County, Texas, Angela L. Tiné, Douglas K. Boyd Jan 2003

Archeological Excavation And Reburial Of Unmarked Historic Graves In The Pioneer Cemetery (41bo202), Brazoria County, Texas, Angela L. Tiné, Douglas K. Boyd

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

This report signals the completion of a cultural resource consultation process that began several years ago. In 1998, a planning meeting was held between archeologists with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Historical Commission to discuss the planned improvements to State Highway 332 in Brazoria County, Texas, This work required a cultural resources surveys of many segments of the highway, one of which is adjacent to the historic Pioneer Cemetery, a predominantly African American burial ground in the town of Brazoria. Archeological investigations were conducted adjacent to the cemetery but within the highway right of way in 1998 ...


Test Excavations At 41he257, Henderson County, Texas, E. Frances Gadus Jan 2003

Test Excavations At 41he257, Henderson County, Texas, E. Frances Gadus

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

Personnel from Prewitt and Associates, Inc., conducted test excavations at 41HE257, a prehistoric site located in central Henderson County. This work was conducted for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Environmental Affairs Division, since part of the site is within the right of way for the southern expansion of FM 317, the Athens Loop. The work was done under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 3070 and all materials collected and records generated are curated at the Texas Archeological Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin. The excavations showed that the site is shallow and contains few lithics or ceramic artifacts, limited ...


Camp Maxey V Archaeological Testing Of Seven Sites On The Camp Maxey Training Facility, Lamar County, Texas, Russell D. Greaves Jan 2003

Camp Maxey V Archaeological Testing Of Seven Sites On The Camp Maxey Training Facility, Lamar County, Texas, Russell D. Greaves

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

From May to June 2002, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio, under contract with Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), conducted National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and State Archeological Landmark (SAL) eligibility testing at selected sites within the Camp Maxey training facility in north Lamar County, Texas. The purpose of the current investigations was to assess, through excavation of backhoe trenches, shovel tests, and excavation units, the archaeological significance and NRHP and SAL eligibility of seven prehistoric sites (41LR137, 41LR214, 41LR222, 41LR225, 41LR233, 41LR244, and 41LR254) determined potentially eligible during a previous survey ...