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A Guide To Ceramics From Spanish Colonial Sites In Texas, Anne A. Fox, Kristi M. Ulrich Jan 2008

A Guide To Ceramics From Spanish Colonial Sites In Texas, Anne A. Fox, Kristi M. Ulrich

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

The descriptions of ceramic types in this publication are compiled primarily as an aid to archaeologists working at missions and presidios in Texas, though it will also help those investigating town and ranch sites occupied during the eighteenth century. It was written with the help of numerous site reports done by archaeologists throughout the twentieth century who have valiantly wrestled with the problems of type identification and dating. The senior author has had the privilege of working with many of them throughout this period, and has developed an intense interest in ceramic identification. Additional help has come from researchers who ...


An Archaeological Survey Of The South Salado Creek Greenway: Rigsby Avenue To Southside Lion's Park East, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Leonard Kemp, Bruce K. Moses Jan 2008

An Archaeological Survey Of The South Salado Creek Greenway: Rigsby Avenue To Southside Lion's Park East, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Leonard Kemp, Bruce K. Moses

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

In October and November of 2007, The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an intensive pedestrian archaeological survey of the South Salado Creek located in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The work was conducted in advance of construction of a multi-use greenway trail between Rigsby Avenue to Southside Lion’s Park East along the Salado Creek proposed by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio and to fulfill contract requirements with Rehler, Vaughn & Koone, Inc. (RVK) of San Antonio. RVK, in turn, was hired by the City of ...


Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of The Phase Ii Portion Of The Medina River Park Trail, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa Jan 2008

Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of The Phase Ii Portion Of The Medina River Park Trail, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa

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

The Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio performed an intensive pedestrian survey of the Phase II portion of the Medina River Park Trail, Bexar County, Texas in January 2008. The proposed Phase II trail corridor starts at Applewhite Road and runs approximately 3.75 miles to the vicinity of Neal Road, south of the Medina River. Eight previously recorded sites were revisited during the archaeological investigations that include 41BX545, 41BX546, 41BX533, 41BX531, 41BX537, 41BX538, 41BX833 and 41BX831. No new sites were encountered during the archaeological survey. The portions of the State Archaeological Landmark sites ...


A Geoarcheological Survey Of The Proposed Plainview Hike And Bike Trail, Hale County, Texas, Charles D. Frederick, Jennifer L. Thompson, Karla J. Córdova Jan 2008

A Geoarcheological Survey Of The Proposed Plainview Hike And Bike Trail, Hale County, Texas, Charles D. Frederick, Jennifer L. Thompson, Karla J. Córdova

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

In March of 2005, the Texas Department of Transportation issued work authorization #575-01-SA005 to the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio to conduct a survey of areas affected by proposed improvements to the Plainview hike and bike trail in southern Plainview, Hale County, Texas. The survey was conduced under Texas Antiquities Permit #3707 between March 31 and April 7, 2005. Steve Tomka and Raymond Mauldin served as Principal Investigators.

Trail construction included 2.0 miles of additional construction and 1.3 miles of improvements to existing trails. The Right-of-Way is 50 feet and ...


Archeological Survey For The Loop 410 Improvements Project City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Barbara A. Meissner, Karla J. Córdova Jan 2008

Archeological Survey For The Loop 410 Improvements Project City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Barbara A. Meissner, Karla J. Córdova

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 the HNTB Corporation (contracted by TxDOT) in 2000 to conduct an archeological survey of the proposed Loop 410 Improvements Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The Area of Potential Effect (APE) is the current ROW and the proposed new ROW along Loop 410 and the three highways intersected by the loop. The project area is located along the southwestern portion of Loop 410 beginning about 0.61 miles northeast of FM 3487 (Culebra Road) and ending 2.25 miles east of IH 35 ...


Backhoe Trenching On The Banks Of The Old San Antonio River At Pyron Avenue, City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jon J. Dowling Jan 2008

Backhoe Trenching On The Banks Of The Old San Antonio River At Pyron Avenue, City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jon J. Dowling

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

On December 5, 2007, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at the University of Texas San Antonio conducted archaeological investigations, by means of backhoe trenching, where Pyron Avenue intersects with Old San Antonio River channel within the footprint of the proposed South Area Lift Station elimination project. Investigations at this location were carried out under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 4732, under contract Bain Medina Bain Inc. to meet compliance with the City of San Antonio’s Unified Code of Development and the requirements of the Texas Antiquities Code. CAR personnel monitored backhoe excavations on the banks of the Old San ...


Archaeological Investigations Of The City Of San Antonio Nursery And San Antonio Zoo Eagle Railroad Tract Realignment Project, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa Jan 2008

Archaeological Investigations Of The City Of San Antonio Nursery And San Antonio Zoo Eagle Railroad Tract Realignment Project, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa

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

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted mechanical augering on land that was used for the former City of San Antonio Nursery and Parks and Maintenance Facility. Furthermore, a surface inspection of the San Antonio Zoo Eagle mini-track proposed re-alignment was also conducted. During investigations prehistoric site 41BX1773 was recorded in the northern section of the APE. Only one piece of fire-cracked rock and a railroad spike were collected during the surface inspection along the proposed San Antonio Zoo Eagle re-alignment. Archaeological investigations were conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 4647 ...


Archeological Testing At 41tr170, Along The Clear Fork Of The Trinity River, Tarrant County, Texas, Christopher Lintz, Stephen A. Hall, Timothy G. Baugh, Tiffany Osburn Jan 2008

Archeological Testing At 41tr170, Along The Clear Fork Of The Trinity River, Tarrant County, Texas, Christopher Lintz, Stephen A. Hall, Timothy G. Baugh, Tiffany Osburn

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

Archeologists from Geo-Marine, Inc., were subcontracted through Prewitt and Associates, Inc., of Austin to conduct National Register of Historic Places evaluative testing at archeological site 41TR170, located in Tarrant County, Texas. This work (Geo-Marine project number 30353.06.02) was conducted for the Environmental Affairs Division of the Texas Department of Transportation under contract/work authorization 57524SA006. The archeological remains are located on and in the alluvial terrace of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, within the proposed 130-meter-wide right-of-way of State Highway 121 in southwestern Fort Worth. The work was conducted to comply with Section 106 of the ...


Archaeological Investigations Of The Proposed Convention Center And City Hall Project Area In Downtown Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas, Jon J. Dowling Jan 2008

Archaeological Investigations Of The Proposed Convention Center And City Hall Project Area In Downtown Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas, Jon J. Dowling

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

In April of 2008, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) carried out an intensive archaeological pedestrian survey and standing historic resources assessment of the proposed Bastrop Convention Center and City Hall project area for the City of Bastrop, Office of the City Manager. Since the proposed project will impact land owned by the City of Bastrop, a political subdivision of the State of Texas, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Antiquities Code of Texas administered by the Texas Historical Commission.

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the presence ...


Archaeological Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of 41wb414 For The Killam Lake Wetlands Area On Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Leonard Kemp Jan 2008

Archaeological Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of 41wb414 For The Killam Lake Wetlands Area On Chacon Creek, Webb County, Texas, Leonard Kemp

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

In February of 2008, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted a 100 percent pedestrian survey of the Killam Lake Wetland Area located along Chacon Creek in Laredo, Webb County, Texas. Archaeological sites 41WB413 and 41WB414 were revisited as part of the archaeological investigations and eligibility testing was conducted on 41WB414. The archaeological work was completed for the City of Laredo Solid Waste Services Department, who planned to remove construction and industrial debris from the waterway, as part of a wetlands restoration project. Because the removal process has the potential to ...


Archeological Testing And Evaluation Of The Western Portion Of 41cv1310, Fort Hood, Coryell County, Texas, Gemma Mehalchick Jan 2008

Archeological Testing And Evaluation Of The Western Portion Of 41cv1310, Fort Hood, Coryell County, Texas, Gemma Mehalchick

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

Prewitt and Associates, Inc., completed an evaluation of the western portion of Subarea C at 41CV1310 on the Fort Hood Military Reservation in June and July 2007. The work was conducted for the Texas Department of Transportation in conjunction with the proposed Northeast Copperas Cove Bypass in southern Coryell County. Fieldwork included a resurvey of the area and hand excavation of shovel tests and test units. Maximum dimensions of the tested landform, a small segment of Holocene terrace (T) adjacent to 1 House Creek, are 65x40 m, or 2,600 m2. Excavations yielded only sparse prehistoric cultural remains in questionable ...


Significance Testing Of Site 41ss164, San Saba County, Texas, Mindy L. Bonine, Michael R. Chavez, Charles Frederick Jan 2008

Significance Testing Of Site 41ss164, San Saba County, Texas, Mindy L. Bonine, Michael R. Chavez, Charles Frederick

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

SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted significance testing excavations at site 41SS164, San Saba County, Texas on behalf of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The tested portion of the site is in TxDOT’s right-of-way (ROW) of County Road (CR) 228 on the eastern bank of Richland Springs Creek, a tributary of the San Saba River. SWCA performed the investigations under General Services Contract #575XXSA007, Work Authorization #575 21 SA007, and Texas Antiquities Permit 4156. The final report was written under General Services Contract #577XXSA002, Work Authorization #577 05 SA002.

In the course of the investigations, SWCA conducted backhoe trenching ...


Indigent Care In Texas: A Study Of Poor Farms And Outdoor Relief, Martha Doty Freeman Jan 2008

Indigent Care In Texas: A Study Of Poor Farms And Outdoor Relief, Martha Doty Freeman

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

Indigent Care in Texas: A Study of Poor Farms and Outdoor Relief was prepared by Prewitt & Associates, Inc., for the Archeological Studies Program, Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), as one of a series of investigations concerning pauper cemeteries and poor farms. The investigations are an outgrowth of planning for road improvements to Interstate Highway 35 between Belton and Temple that has been ongoing since 2002. The purpose of this most recent investigation has been to provide context for properties associated with pauper care in Texas and to present the findings of a preliminary field investigation of one ...


Cultural Resources Survey Of Fairfield Lake State Park, Freestone County, Texas, David M. Yelacic, Gregory J. Labudde, Jon C. Lohse Jan 2008

Cultural Resources Survey Of Fairfield Lake State Park, Freestone County, Texas, David M. Yelacic, Gregory J. Labudde, Jon C. Lohse

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

Fairfield Lake State Park occupies 1,460 acres in Freestone County, approximately five miles northeast of Fairfield, Texas. The land was acquired for lease by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) from Texas Utilities in the 1970s. Under provisions of the Texas Antiquities Code, TPWD is responsible for managing any possible cultural resources on park land. In an effort to begin building an inventory of sites, a cultural resource survey of the park was conducted by Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in 1996 under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 1698, granted to Dr. James E. Corbin. The SFA crew that ...


Archaeological Services Associated With Improvements To Miraflores At Brackenridge Park,San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich Jan 2008

Archaeological Services Associated With Improvements To Miraflores At Brackenridge Park,San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich

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

In September and October of 2008, the Center for Archaeological Research carried out archaeological testing of Miraflores Park located on Hildebrand Ave between the San Antonio River and the AT&T parking lot. A total of 122 shovel tests were excavated within the project area on a modified 10 x 10 m grid. In addition to the shovel tests, four 50 x 50 cm units and one 50 x 100 cm test unit were excavated to gain more information of certain areas. Four hand-excavated trenches were dug within the project area in order to uncover encountered features. Testing revealed a ...


Report On The Archaeological Investigations Conducted Between 1992 And 1993 At The Alamo Sales Museum (41bx6) Bexar County, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson Jan 2008

Report On The Archaeological Investigations Conducted Between 1992 And 1993 At The Alamo Sales Museum (41bx6) Bexar County, Texas, Steve A. Tomka, Anne A. Fox, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson

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

Lone Star Archaeological Services, under the direction of Alton K. Briggs, conducted archaeological investigations in the vicinity and under the Sales Museum preceding the Sales Museum expansion project. The work was carried out between July 1991 and April 1993 under Texas Antiquities Committee permit number 1033 with Briggs serving as the Principal Investigator. Following the completion of the fieldwork, Briggs submitted several draft reports in order to fulfill permit requirements. The Texas Historical Commission rejected the draft reports and the permit lapsed into default. In 2003, the Center for Archaeological Research acquired the collection of artifacts recovered during the project ...


National Register Of Historic Places (Nrhp) Eligibility Testing Of 41bx1749, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa Jan 2008

National Register Of Historic Places (Nrhp) Eligibility Testing Of 41bx1749, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa

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 conducted National Register of Historic Places eligibility testing at archeological site 41BX1749 located in southwest Bexar County, Texas. The work was completed under a contract with the HNTB Corporation (contracted by TxDOT) as part of the proposed Loop 410 Southwest Improvement Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Testing of the site included mechanical auger boring, backhoe trenching and three 1-x-1 meter test units. The archeological work was conducted under Texas Antiquities Committee permit #4679 with Jennifer L. Thompson serving as Principal Investigator. Testing concluded that 41BX1749 ...


Archaeological Reconnaissance And Survey Of The Northeast Lakeview College Campus, Live Oak, Bexar County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich Jan 2008

Archaeological Reconnaissance And Survey Of The Northeast Lakeview College Campus, Live Oak, Bexar County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich

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

Starting in October of 2008, the Center for Archaeological Research carried out a 100 percent archaeological survey of the proposed Northeast Lakeview College campus in the City of Live Oak in northeast Bexar County, Texas. A total of 102 shovel tests were excavated within the project area. Site 41BX15 was revisited to determine the condition of the site. Three new sites were identified during the course of the survey. 41BX1758 is a prehistoric site of unknown temporal affiliation consisting of debitage, burned rock and a biface. 41BX1759 is a prehistoric site of unknown temporal affiliation consisting of a retouched flake ...


An Intensive Pedestrian Archaeological Survey Of The Salado Creek Greenway, Wetmore Avenue To Eisenhauer Road, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Phase Ii: N. E. Loop 410 To Wetmore Avenue, Antonia L. Figueroa Jan 2008

An Intensive Pedestrian Archaeological Survey Of The Salado Creek Greenway, Wetmore Avenue To Eisenhauer Road, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Phase Ii: N. E. Loop 410 To Wetmore Avenue, Antonia L. Figueroa

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 conducted an intensive pedestrian archaeological survey of the Salado Creek Greenway project located in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas to fulfill contract requirements with Adams Environmental, Inc. of San Antonio. The survey was conducted under the requirements of the City of San Antonio Unified Development Code Chapter 35, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, and the Texas Antiquities Code. The survey was performed under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 4561, with Dr. Raymond Mauldin, CAR Assistant Director, serving as Principal Investigator and ...


An Archaeological Survey Of 3,475 Acres At Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas: 2005, David L. Nickels, Jessica L. Hurley, C. Britt Bousman Jan 2008

An Archaeological Survey Of 3,475 Acres At Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas: 2005, David L. Nickels, Jessica L. Hurley, C. Britt Bousman

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

The Texas Military Forces (TXMF) conducts military training on Camp Swift, an approximately 11,500-acre tract in northern Bastrop County, Texas. TXMF is responsible for complying with federal legislation regarding the assessment and management of environmental and cultural resources. This cultural resource inventory by the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), Texas State University- San Marcos, was conducted between November 2005 and October 2006, under Section 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). During the survey of 3,475 acres, 168 sites were recorded and 110 of these were newly discovered sites; however, five of these sites were ...


The Varga Site: A Multicomponent, Stratified Campsite In The Canyonlands Of Edwards County, Texas, J. Michael Quigg, Jeffrey D. Owens, Paul M. Matchen, Grant D. Smith, Robert A. Ricklis, Mercedes C. Cody, Charles D. Frederick Jan 2008

The Varga Site: A Multicomponent, Stratified Campsite In The Canyonlands Of Edwards County, Texas, J. Michael Quigg, Jeffrey D. Owens, Paul M. Matchen, Grant D. Smith, Robert A. Ricklis, Mercedes C. Cody, Charles D. Frederick

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

Data recovery excavations at the Varga Site were conducted in two phases during 2002 by archeologists from the Cultural Resources Department of TRC Environmental Corporation’s (TRC’s) Austin office under contract to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Scientific Service Contract No. 572XXSA004. This mitigation program was necessitated by the proposed reconstruction of the crossing of a Ranch to Market Road over Hackberry Creek, immediately south of the site in northeastern Edwards County. These archeological investigations were conducted as part of the responsibilities of TxDOT under existing federal and state legislation for the protection of cultural resources.

Geoarcheological trenching and ...


Archeological Testing Of The Pavo Real Site (41bx52), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Charles D. Frederick Jan 2008

Archeological Testing Of The Pavo Real Site (41bx52), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Charles D. Frederick

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

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio performed archeological testing at the Pavo Real site (41BX52) between November 2006 and June 2007 for HNTB. The purpose of archeological testing was to determine the depth of construction fill and the presence, location and, if possible, condition, of any remnant archeological deposits. Proposed improvements along Loop 1604 include bridge bents that will be constructed east of Leon Creek and west of the IH-10/Loop 1604 interchange overpass. Impacts associated with proposed improvements will occur within the boundaries and in the immediate vicinity of 41BX52. Archeological ...