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National Register Eligibility Testing Of 41mm340 And 41mm341, Along Little River, Milam County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2001

National Register Eligibility Testing Of 41mm340 And 41mm341, Along Little River, Milam County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Steve A. Tomka

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

From January through March 2000, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted National Register of Historic Places eligibility testing for archaeological sites 41MM340 and 41MM341, under contract with Texas Department of Transportation. The investigations were conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit Number 2319. The Phase II testing fieldwork consisted of excavation of 20 test units across both sites to investigate significant cultural deposits encountered during the previous survey phase. Four distinct stratified cultural zones at 41MM340 and at least two cultural zones at 41MM341 were identified during the testing efforts. In concert with the archaeological ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green County, Texas, Volume Iii, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels Jan 2001

An Archaeological Survey Of Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green County, Texas, Volume Iii, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels

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

From December of 1998 through November of 1999, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted a Class III archaeology survey of 10,195 acres (4125 ha) within Twin Buttes Reservoir, a flood control and irrigation facility near the city of San Angelo in west-central Tom Green County, Texas. The 100 percent pedestrian survey, conducted for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), was primarily a section 110, of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), effort. The survey was conducted in conjunction with repair of existing seepage at Twin Buttes ...


Archaeological Investigations At A Spanish Colonial Site, (41ka26-B) Karnes County, Texas, Cynthia L. Tennis Jan 2001

Archaeological Investigations At A Spanish Colonial Site, (41ka26-B) Karnes County, Texas, Cynthia L. Tennis

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

In July, 1998, the Center for Archaeology Research (CAR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) was awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for artifact analysis and report composition on archaeological investigations at a Spanish Colonial period site in Karnes County in south Texas. The data for this analysis and interpretation was recovered during 1985 TxDOT excavations at site 41KA26.

Forty-five test units and seven shovel tests were excavated resulting in the recovery of approximately 4000 artifacts including over 1000 peives of animal bone, 445 Native American pottery sherds, 404 pieces of Spanish ceramics ...


An Archaeological Survey Of 90 Acres At Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas, Raymond P. Mauldin, Cory J. Broehm Jan 2001

An Archaeological Survey Of 90 Acres At Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas, Raymond P. Mauldin, Cory J. Broehm

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

In February, March, and May of 2001, personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted a cultural resource inventory survey, involving pedestrian survey and shovel testing, of an approximately 90-acre (364,060 m2) tract of land in a plowed field on Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas. A total of 104 shovel tests were systematically placed within the 90-acre area. The survey identified three prehistoric sites, all lithic scatters defined by surface material. Twelve additional shovel tests were placed on these three sites. An arrow point fragment, collected from the surface of 41BR499 ...


The T.C. Osborn Tenant Farm, 41bp314: An Early Sharecropper Site In Bastrop County, Texas, José E. Zapata Jan 2001

The T.C. Osborn Tenant Farm, 41bp314: An Early Sharecropper Site In Bastrop County, Texas, José E. Zapata

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

The T. C. Osborn tenant site was located in Bastrop, Bastrop County, about 1,300 ft. (410 m) east of the juncture of Gills Branch Creek and the Colorado River, along the path of present-day Lovers Lane, and just south of State Highway 71. This site was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and investigated in February and March 1987 by John W. Clark of the Texas Department of Transportation, prior to being impacted by the construction of Lovers Lane. A total of 32 units were excavated, and the recovered artifacts include ceramic sherds, glass fragments, beads ...


Test Excavations At The Culebra Creek Site, 41bx126, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, C. Britt Bousman, Jeff D. Leach, Diane A. Cargill Jan 2001

Test Excavations At The Culebra Creek Site, 41bx126, Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, C. Britt Bousman, Jeff D. Leach, Diane A. Cargill

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

Archaeological test excavations were undertaken at 4IBX126 on Culebra Creek to offset the impact from a proposed Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) highway improvement project on Loop 1604 in northwest Bexar County. Archaeological investigations were conducted in three field seasons: the first two seasons were conducted by TxDOT archaeologists and the third was directed by personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio. During the three projects, 55 hand-dug units, 29 backhoe trenches, 36 shovel tests, and eight Gradall trenches were excavated. Seventeen features were recorded; 25 radiocarbon assays were conducted; over ...


Archaeological Testing Of Site 41bx1199, Government Canyon State Natural Area, Bexar County, Texas, Jason D. Weston Jan 2001

Archaeological Testing Of 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 May 2001, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio, tested two areas of site 41BX1199 in the Government Canyon State Natural Area. The Natural Area is located in northwest Bexar County and is under the ownership and management of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). In advance of opening the Natural Area for public use, TPWD contracted with the CAR to conduct a 100 percent pedestrian survey of proposed trail systems within the property and to carry out National Register eligibility testing of site 41BX1199. CAR personnel conducted the testing of 41BX1199 ...


Laredo Utility Relocation Project, Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Anthony S. Lyle Jan 2001

Laredo Utility Relocation Project, Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Anthony S. Lyle

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

In August of 2000, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) were contracted to test for archaeological deposits along the route of a proposed utility pipeline relocation in Laredo, Texas. The route of the proposed pipeline relocation will impact a 690-foot (210 m) section along Meadow Avenue at the bridge crossing Chacon Creek, in Laredo. CAR archaeologists monitored the excavation of six backhoe trenches along the proposed relocation route in order to test for buried cultural materials. No intact cultural deposits were encountered. The majority of the tested section was ...


Archaeological Survey Of The West Salado Creek Lift Station Project, San Antonio, Texas, Kristi H. Miller Jan 2001

Archaeological Survey Of The West Salado Creek Lift Station Project, San Antonio, Texas, Kristi H. Miller

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

During October of 1999, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a pedestrian survey, shovel testing, and backhoe trenching along a portion of Salado Creek in southeastern San Antonio, Texas in order to identify cultural resources that may be impacted by a proposed sewer line. The project encompassed three areas (Phase I, II, and III) where the proposed route of a sewer line was to cross Salado Creek. Phase I and the east side of the Phase II crossing were surveyed. Results from shovel tests and backhoe trenches indicated that the proposed ...


Archaeological Testing In The Mission Concepción Courtyard (41bx12), San Antonio, Texas, Kristi H. Miller, Barbara A. Meissner Jan 2001

Archaeological Testing In The Mission Concepción Courtyard (41bx12), San Antonio, Texas, Kristi H. Miller, Barbara A. Meissner

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

This report describes archaeological investigations conducted in January, 2000 which constituted Phase 1 of a project designed to expose and stabilize the remaining walls and floors of Colonial period rooms south of the church at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña, in the southern part of San Antonio, Texas. This phase of the project, conducted by the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio and sponsored by the National Park Service, was performed to determine the depth of the floors of the buried rooms within the courtyards, to allow architects to complete plans ...


1999 Reburial At Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, José E. Zapata Jan 2001

1999 Reburial At Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, José E. Zapata

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

On November 15, 1999, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio, returned 122 curation boxes containing human remains of between 103 and 125 individuals to Monsignor Balthazar Janacek, Archdiocese Director, Old Spanish Missions. These remains had been obtained during two previous Witte Memorial Museum excavations at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Subsequently, CAR returned the majority of the burial goods associated with these human remains to Monsignor Janacek. CAR then entered into an agreement with the Archdiocese of San Antonio to locate and monitor the excavation of the two reburial areas that were to coincide ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green County, Texas, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels Jan 2001

An Archaeological Survey Of Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green County, Texas, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels

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

From December of 1998 through November of 1999, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted a Class III archaeology survey of 10,195 acres (4125 ha) within Twin Buttes Reservoir, a flood control and irrigation facility near the city of San Angelo in west-central Tom Green County, Texas. The 100 percent pedestrian survey, conducted for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), was primarily a section 110, of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), effort. The survey was conducted in conjunction with repair of existing seepage at Twin Buttes ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green County, Texas, Volume Ii, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels Jan 2001

An Archaeological Survey Of Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green County, Texas, Volume Ii, Raymond P. Mauldin, David L. Nickels

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

From December of 1998 through November of 1999, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted a Class III archaeology survey of 10,195 acres (4125 ha) within Twin Buttes Reservoir, a flood control and irrigation facility near the city of San Angelo in west-central Tom Green County, Texas. The 100 percent pedestrian survey, conducted for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), was primarily a section 110, of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), effort. The survey was conducted in conjunction with repair of existing seepage at Twin Buttes ...


Una Investigación Arqueológica De Los Sitios Cerros Con Trincheras Del Arcaico Tardío En Chihuahua, México, Robert J. Hard, José E. Zapata, John R. Roney Jan 2001

Una Investigación Arqueológica De Los Sitios Cerros Con Trincheras Del Arcaico Tardío En Chihuahua, México, Robert J. Hard, José E. Zapata, John R. Roney

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

Spanish

Este fue el cuarto año de las investigaciones y se realizo durante el mes de junio de 2000, bajo la autorización del Consejo de Arqueología (CA 401-36/0669 y CA 401-36/0710), Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), y con la concurrencia de los Municipios de Janos, Casas Grandes, Ascención y Galeana, y los Ejidos de Casas Grandes, Hidalgo, y Janos. Este estudio fue auspiciado por la National Science Foundation (SBR- 97086210; SBR-9809839), y dirigido por el Dr. Robert J. Hard y el Arqlgo. John R. Roney.

English

This was the fourth year of research and was conducted ...


Camp Maxey Iii Archaeological Testing Of 23 Prehistoric Sites, Lamar County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney Jan 2001

Camp Maxey Iii Archaeological Testing Of 23 Prehistoric Sites, Lamar County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney

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

From August 2000 through January 2001, The Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted National Register of Historic Places eligibility testing for 23 prehistoric archaeological sites (41LR152, 41LR153, 41LR155, 41LR156, 41LR157, 41LR158, 41LR160, 41LR163, 41LR164, 41LR168, 41LR170, 41LR186, 41LR187, 41LR202, 41LR204, 41LR207, 41LR208, 41LR212, 41LR260, 41LR266, 41LR268, 41LR285, and 41LR286) located within the Camp Maxey training facility in north Lamar County, Texas, under contract with Texas Army National Guard. The investigations were conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit Number 2180. The Phase II testing fieldwork consisted of excavation of backhoe trenches, shovel tests, and excavation/test ...


Archaeological Investigations At Four San Antonio Missions: Mission Trails Underground Conversion Project, Cynthia L. Tennis, I. Waynne Cox, Jeffery J. Durst, Donna D. Edmondson, Barbara A. Meissner, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2001

Archaeological Investigations At Four San Antonio Missions: Mission Trails Underground Conversion Project, Cynthia L. Tennis, I. Waynne Cox, Jeffery J. Durst, Donna D. Edmondson, Barbara A. Meissner, Steve A. Tomka

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

This report contains the results of archaeological work performed by the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) for City Public Service (CPS). The archaeological investigation and monitoring for the Mission Trails Underground Conversion Project was carried out under Texas Historical Commission (THC) Permit Number: 2020, and the work was conducted at each of the four historical San Antonio missions which make up San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

The Mission Trails Underground Conversion Project was created to enhance and upgrade electrical and utility connections by replacing aboveground connections with underground connections at each ...


Archeological Testing At The Prehistoric Site Of 41sm231 Smith County, Texas, Steven Ahr Jan 2001

Archeological Testing At The Prehistoric Site Of 41sm231 Smith County, Texas, Steven Ahr

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

In December 1998, TxDOT archeologists conducted an archeological survey for the proposed expansion of the walking and bicycle facility at Rose Rudman Park in Tyler, Texas. One previously unrecorded archeological site (41SM231) was recorded within the ca. 10-m wide trail corridor. In March 1999, TxDOT archeologists excavated two contiguous 1-x-1 -m test units at the site. Ninety-eight aboriginal ceramic sherds were recovered from test units and shovel tests. Recovered lithics include only a single edge-modified flake and a few pieces of debitage. No burned rock features, feature stains, postmolds, or datable remains were identified.

One Canton Incised and two Poyner ...