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1983

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Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras, Wilson County, Texas, Third Season, Courtenay J. Jones, Anne A. Fox Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras, Wilson County, Texas, Third Season, Courtenay J. Jones, Anne A. Fox

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

An analysis of the 1982 field season activities at Rancho de las Cabras (41 WN 30) is presented in this report. Additional data concerning structural details and construction activities at the site are presented. The results of further archival research provide additional information concerning the history of the Rancho de las Cabras site, its relationship to Mission Espada, and the adjacent landowners. An expanded genealogy is presented of the Calvillo and Delgado families, both intimately connected to Rancho de las Cabras. Recommendations are made for further work at the site.


Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras, 41wn30, Wilson County, Texas, Second Season, James E. Ivey Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras, 41wn30, Wilson County, Texas, Second Season, James E. Ivey

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

In the summer of 1981, the second season of excavations at the Rancho de las Cabras (41 WN 30) was conducted by the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas. This season included further architectural testing and stratigraphic excavations in a large trash pit located during season one, July 1980. A five by six meter area of the interior northwest corner was excavated revealing wall trenches and floors of part of a jacal complex. A more exact plan of Rancho de las Cabras was drawn, and professional ...


Arroyo De Los Muertos And Other Prehistoric Terrace Sites Along The Rio Grande, Laredo, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw Jan 1983

Arroyo De Los Muertos And Other Prehistoric Terrace Sites Along The Rio Grande, Laredo, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw

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

During early 1980, personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, were involved in intensive survey and limited testing operations at archaeological sites in a proposed pipeline right-of-way along the Rio Grande, Webb County, Texas. Eight terrace sites, located just south of the city of Laredo, were investigated to determine potential eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and for selection as State Historical Landmarks. Both historic and prehistoric cultural materials were identified at these sites including the remains of two previously unrecorded prehistoric burials.


An Archaeological Survey Of Power Line Distribution Routes Near Uvalde And Blewett For Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc., Uvalde And Kinney Counties, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw Jan 1983

An Archaeological Survey Of Power Line Distribution Routes Near Uvalde And Blewett For Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc., Uvalde And Kinney Counties, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw

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

An archaeological survey was conducted of power line routes near Uvalde and Blewett in Uvalde and Kinney Counties, Texas, for the Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. Four prehistoric sites were found; however, only two sites (41 KY 22 and 41 KY 24) are recommended for testing to determine eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The survey was conducted during January 1983, in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and Executive Order 11593.


Archaeological Testing Of Sites 41fy141, 41fy151, 41fy152, And 41fy153 Fayette County, Texas, Glenn T. Goode Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing Of Sites 41fy141, 41fy151, 41fy152, And 41fy153 Fayette County, Texas, Glenn T. Goode

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

Four prehistoric sites occurring within a one mile stretch of FM 153, ten miles northwest of LaGrange, Texas, were investigated in November, 1983. These sites were evidenced by light scatters of burned rock and lithic debris on the surface. Excavation revealed shallow sandy loam deposits containing very small amounts of cultural material. The portion of these sites within the FM 153 right-of-way have no potential for further work.


Test Excavations At Site 41cd56 Colorado County, Texas, Glenn T. Goode Jan 1983

Test Excavations At Site 41cd56 Colorado County, Texas, Glenn T. Goode

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

Site 41CD56 is an aboriginal site located on Crier Creek in northwestern Colorado County, Texas. Testing in October, 1983, revealed that moderate amounts of thermally altered chert/quartzite and lithic debitage were contained in sandy deposits varying from 20 to 110 cm in depth. Two burned rock accumulations, possibly disturbed hearths, were discovered; but no diagnostic tools or indicators of cultural affiliation were found.


Archaeological Testing Of Sites 41rt128 And 41 Rt129 Robertson County, Texas, Joe T. Denton Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing Of Sites 41rt128 And 41 Rt129 Robertson County, Texas, Joe T. Denton

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

Testing was undertaken in November 1982 of two sites on State Highway 6 between Hearne and Bryan in order to determine site depth, cultural context, and archaeological significance. Archaeological Site 41RT128 was typified by numerous bone fragments of Bos species, and Site 41RT129 was evidenced by a lithic scatter on a sandy hilltop on the south bank of Pin Oak Creek.

Testing indicated that Site 41RT128 was a late nineteenth century farm site and Site 41RT129 was a prehistoric lithic manufacturing site and possible campsite. Because of the depth and nature of these sites it was determined that no further ...


Archaeological Investigation Of The Southeast Building Complex, Old Ursuline Academy Campus, 41bx235, San Antonio, Texas, Courtenay J. Jones Jan 1983

Archaeological Investigation Of The Southeast Building Complex, Old Ursuline Academy Campus, 41bx235, San Antonio, Texas, Courtenay J. Jones

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

This report outlines the results of an archaeological investigation associated with a complex of buildings located in the southeast portion of the Old Ursuline Academy campus, San Antonio, Texas. An analysis of the physical characteristics of the buildings is provided. A proposed history based on field observations and archival research is offered. Additional information is presented regarding legends concerning the early years of Ursuline Academy.


Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras Wilson County, Texas Third Season, Courtenay J. Jones, Anne A. Fox Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras Wilson County, Texas Third Season, Courtenay J. Jones, Anne A. Fox

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

An analysis of the 1982 field season activities at Rancho de las Cabras (41 WN 30) is presented in this report. Additional data concerning structural details and construction activities at the site are presented. The results of further archival research provide additional information concerning the history of the Rancho de las Cabras site, its relationship to Mission Espada, and the adjacent landowners. An expanded genealogy is presented of the Calvillo and Delgado families, both intimately connected to Rancho de las Cabras. Recommendations are made for further work at the site.


Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras, 41wn30, Wilson County, Texas. Second Season, James E. Ivey Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing At Rancho De Las Cabras, 41wn30, Wilson County, Texas. Second Season, James E. Ivey

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

In the summer of 1981, the second season of excavations at the Rancho de las Cabras (41 WN 30) was conducted by the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas. This season included further architectural testing and stratigraphic excavations in a large trash pit located during season one, July 1980. A five by six meter area of the interior northwest corner was excavated revealing wall trenches and floors of part of a jacal complex. A more exact plan of Rancho de las Cabras was drawn, and professional ...


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.


Archaeological Testing Of The Reading Site, Site 41bu16 Burleson County, Texas, Joe T. Denton Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing Of The Reading Site, Site 41bu16 Burleson County, Texas, Joe T. Denton

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

Construction activities during the replacement and upgrading of the State Highway 21 bridge over the Brazos River in Burleson County uncovered a previously unknown portion of archaeological Site 41BU16, the Reading Site, within the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) right-of-way.

Efforts by local concerned citizens resulted in the salvaging of one partially intact burial and the notification of the SDHPT cultural resources staff.

Evidence recovered during SDHPT testing indicates that the area was occupied over an extensive period of time from the Archaic Period to the Late Prehistoric Period. Also indicated is a late nineteenth and early ...


Cultural Resources Assessment Of Midland North Loop Midland County, Texas, Joe T. Denton Jan 1983

Cultural Resources Assessment Of Midland North Loop Midland County, Texas, Joe T. Denton

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

Cultural resources assessment and archaeological testing was conducted on the proposed Midland North Loop by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) during the period October 4 through October 7, 1983, by a member of the SDHPT cultural resources staff and local SDHPT assistants. Additional collaboration was received from Dr. Michael Collins and other members of the Midland Archeological Society. The area within the proposed project is rural farm and ranchland with some urban development. The area is level to nearly level farmland with stable and active dunes. Drainage in the area consists primarily of playas. The project ...


Test Excavation At Site 41kt32 Kent County, Texas, Joe T. Denton Jan 1983

Test Excavation At Site 41kt32 Kent County, Texas, Joe T. Denton

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

Site 41KT32 is an open prehistoric campsite located on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River in Kent County, Texas. Test excavations revealed that the site is primarily outside of the proposed bridge replacement project area. Scattered burned rock was noted, and artifacts recovered indicate site habitation during the Late Archaic Period.

On the basis of the site's limited extent within the project and the lack of direct impact by the project on the primary portion of the site, no further investigation is being recommended.


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 ...


The East Chacon Project Project: 11,000 Years Of Prehistory Along The Upper Nueces River, Southern Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Dennis A. Knepper Jan 1983

The East Chacon Project Project: 11,000 Years Of Prehistory Along The Upper Nueces River, Southern Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Dennis A. Knepper

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

During 1981 and 1982, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted a cultural resources assessment of ca. 30,000 acres leased to the Carter Mining Company in Uvalde and Zavala Counties, Texas. Known as the East Chacon project, the survey was undertaken to identify and assess the cultural resources of the locality prior to potential modification or destruction due to proposed mining operations. Archaeological and historical sites (149) were identified and recorded that represent a span of human activities from approximately 11,000 B.P. to the Historic period. A detailed description of these ...


Baker Cave, Val Verde County, Texas: The 1976 Excavations, Mary Frances Chadderon Jan 1983

Baker Cave, Val Verde County, Texas: The 1976 Excavations, Mary Frances Chadderon

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

Excavations, in summer 1976, have provided new data on the ancient human occupations at Baker Cave, Val Verde County, Texas. One objective of the research program was to obtain further information on habitation at the site during Late Paleo-Indian times. Radiocarbon dates of 7000 B.C. can be linked to this period and are attributed to the Golondrina complex. This cultural pattern is represented by a deposit containing chipped stone artifacts and other cultural materials. The most important discovery was a cooking pit that yielded an abundance of faunal and floral remains. Interpretation of the paleoenvironmental data suggests a climatic ...


Archaeological Testing Of Site 41kr210 Kerr County, Texas, Joe T. Denton Jan 1983

Archaeological Testing Of Site 41kr210 Kerr County, Texas, Joe T. Denton

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

Testing of archaeological Site 41KR210 was undertaken in January, 1983, in accordance with provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) and the Texas Antiquities Committee. Testing was to determine site depth, cultural context, and archaeological significance. Archaeological Site 41KR210 was typified by shallow deposits of cultural material which included lithic material and scattered burned rock.

Results of the test indicate that Site 41KR210 is of Archaic age and represents a limited manifestation of a lithic manufacturing station and campsite. The limited depth and nature of the site indicate that the site ...


Survey And Testing At The Proposed Dos Rios Wastewater Treatment Plant, South Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Project, Michael C. Woerner Jan 1983

Survey And Testing At The Proposed Dos Rios Wastewater Treatment Plant, South Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Project, Michael C. Woerner

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

In June 1982, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (CAR-UTSA), conducted an archaeological survey with subsurface testing at the proposed Dos Rios Wastewater Treatment Plant (previously called the Confluence site) located in Bexar County, Texas. The survey was performed for the City of San Antonio and was conducted under the administration of a joint venture of consulting engineers, acting as the city's representatives. Two archaeological sites (41 BX 124 and 41 BX 567) were examined. No further work is recommended for 41 BX 124. However, 41 BX 567 needs further investigation to determine ...


The Berger Bluff Site (41gd30a): Excavations In The Upper Deposits, 1979., David O. Brown Jan 1983

The Berger Bluff Site (41gd30a): Excavations In The Upper Deposits, 1979., David O. Brown

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

During summer 1979, the Center for Archaeological Research conducted excavations at the Berger Bluff site (41 GO 30A) in Goliad County, Texas. The site, located on a high bluff above Coleto Creek, had been shown to be a valuable archaeological resource in previous test excavations and was potentially endangered by wave erosion from the waters of the soon to be completed Coleto Creek Reservoir. The excavations were considered necessary as a partial mitigation, under the provisions of the Texas Antiquities Code.

A single three by four meter excavation unit was opened at the site. Depth of this excavation unit varied ...


Archaeological And Historical Investigations At The Valenzuela Ranch, Dimmit County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1983

Archaeological And Historical Investigations At The Valenzuela Ranch, Dimmit County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox

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

In early 1983, an archaeological crew from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted a survey and testing program at site 41 OM 65 on the Valenzuela Ranch in Dimmit County, Texas. The results of the field work, analysis of artifacts recovered during restoration of a stone house on the site, and archival research in Dimmit, Webb, and Bexar Counties are reported. Conclusions are drawn as to the ranch's original and subsequent ownership, the approximate date of construction of the house, and its various uses through the years.