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Archaeological Investigations At Four Sites In The Dry Comal Watershed Comal County, South Central Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1975

Archaeological Investigations At Four Sites In The Dry Comal Watershed Comal County, South Central Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester

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

In September, 1975, personnel of The University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Archaeological Research, conducted an intensive archaeological survey of certain prehistoric sites in the vicinity of Floodwater Retarding Structure No.1, Dry Comal Creek, Comal County, Texas. These investigations were carried out at the request of the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service (purchase order 207-Tx-SCS-76).

The area incorporated by Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 1 is on the West Fork of Dry Comal Creek and had been the scene of two earlier archaeological surveys, in November, 1974 (Hester, Bass and Kelly 1975), and in April, 1975 ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Tributary Channel To Aransas Pass, Texas, Kenyon L. Mcdonald Jan 1975

An Archaeological Survey Of Tributary Channel To Aransas Pass, Texas, Kenyon L. Mcdonald

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

In early August, 1975, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio, carried out an appraisal of archaeological and historical resources in certain areas along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Tributary Channel to Aransas Pass, Texas. The work was done under the terms of a contract (DACW64-76-M-0040) between The University of Texas at San Antonio and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District.

The Corps of Engineers proposes to modify the present tributary channel to Aransas Pass through a program of dredging which will both widen and deepen the channel in Nueces and San ...


Archaeological Survey Of Areas Proposed For Modification In The Salado Creek Watershed, Bexar County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1974

Archaeological Survey Of Areas Proposed For Modification In The Salado Creek Watershed, Bexar County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester

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

In late October, 1974, the Center for Archaeological Research of the University of Texas at San Antonio carried out an archaeological survey of the upper Salado Creek Watershed. Localities slated for the construction of 10 Soil Conservation Service floodwater retarding structures were examined, and 29 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites were found. These cultural resources are described and evaluated. Recommendations are provided for the mitigation of adverse effects on certain of these resources.


An Archaeological Survey Of The Nichols Creek Channel Modification, Karnes County, Texas, Anne Adams Fox Jan 1974

An Archaeological Survey Of The Nichols Creek Channel Modification, Karnes County, Texas, Anne Adams Fox

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

During the week of November 17-23, 1974, the author conducted an archaeological survey on Nichols Creek in the town of Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas. The survey was conducted under an agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and The University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Archaeological Research (a part of Purchase Order No. 427-TX-SCS-75). The project was under the general supervision of Dr. Thomas Hester.

The SCS proposes to channelize a major portion of the creek and of the area where it joins Escondido Creek, to prevent future flooding within the town. The ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Portions Of The Chiltipin-San Fernado Creeks Watershed, Jim Wells County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Feris A. Bass, Jr. Jan 1974

An Archaeological Survey Of Portions Of The Chiltipin-San Fernado Creeks Watershed, Jim Wells County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Feris A. Bass, Jr.

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

In accordance with an agreement (Purchase Order No. 427-TX-SCS-75) between the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio, an archaeological survey was carried out in a potion of the Chiltipin-San Fernando Creeks Watershed in Jim Wells County, Texas. (see Fig. 1). The specific area examined during the survey was the proposed site for Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 5 (Revised), encompassing 320 hectares (790 acres) and extending for approximately 3 km along the course of the Chiltipin Creek (Fig. 1).


Archaeological Investigation Along The Route Of U.S. 281, From Mulberry Avenue To Tuxedo Avenue In San Antonio, Clive Luke Jan 1974

Archaeological Investigation Along The Route Of U.S. 281, From Mulberry Avenue To Tuxedo Avenue In San Antonio, Clive Luke

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

The route of impending U.S. 281 from Mulberry Avenue to Tuxedo Avenue in San Antonio traverses the valley of Olmos Creek. The creek originates in the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau between Leon Creek and Salado Creek, and flows in a southeasterly direction to its confluence with the San Antonio River. Near that confluence is a series of large fissure springs occurring along the fault zone. The topography of the drainage area varies from rolling to hill, with the area under concern in this report being undeveloped and covered with brush (Corp of Engineers, US Army, 1972).

The ...


41bx171: A Late Nineteenth Century City Dump In San Antonio, Texas, Clive Luke Jan 1974

41bx171: A Late Nineteenth Century City Dump In San Antonio, Texas, Clive Luke

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

One trench was excavated to a length of thirty-five feet. It was oriented approximately north-south and designated Trench One. To eliminate unnecessary man hours, a backhoe initially removed the disturbed and late fill from the upper levels of the trench. Beneath the levels removed by backhoe, the trench was staked in units of five feet by five feet. Each unit was excavated by hand in arbitrary one foot levels, but the ashy soil was not screened. The elevation of a point on a concrete slab in the middle of the trench was established, using a Texas Highway Department Bench Mark ...


Excavation Of 41fy58, Fayette County, Texas, John E. Keller Jan 1974

Excavation Of 41fy58, Fayette County, Texas, John E. Keller

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

The site 41FY58 was discovered on U.S. 71 in eastern Fayette County and reported in 1973 by the survey archaeologist of the Texas Highway Department. Surface indications were highly encouraging and the site was recommended for extensive investigation.