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Archaeological Investigations At Fort Griffin State Historic Park Shackelford County, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1976

Archaeological Investigations At Fort Griffin State Historic Park Shackelford County, Texas, Anne A. Fox

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

During March, April, and June of 1976 archaeological crews from the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio worked a total of 96 man-days at Fort Griffin, Shackelford County, Texas. The work was done under terms of Interagency Cooperation Contract 0936 with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Antiquities Permit No. 107. The project was administered by Dr. Thomas R. Hester, with Anne A. Fox serving as field director.


Archaeological Test Excavations At Mission San Francisco De La Espada, Anne A. Fox, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

Archaeological Test Excavations At Mission San Francisco De La Espada, Anne A. Fox, Thomas R. Hester

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

In May, 1976, archaeological testing was carried out adjacent to the tower on the southeast corner of Mission San Francisco de la Espada (Fig. 1). The field work was conducted by an archaeological team from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Principal investigator for the project was Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director of the Center; Research Associate Anne A. Fox was in charge of the field investigations. This research was done under the terms of State Antiquities Permit No. 112, issued to the Old, Spanish Missions Association, represented by Mr. Bernardo Fresquez, Superintendent.

In ...


An Historical And Archaeological Assessment Of The Proposed San Antonio Botanical Center, Stephen L. Black Jan 1976

An Historical And Archaeological Assessment Of The Proposed San Antonio Botanical Center, Stephen L. Black

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

During late July and early August, 1976, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an archaeological and historical assessment of the proposed San Antonio Botanical Center. The project was authorized by the City of San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation, Ronald Darner, Director.

The archaeological and historical investigations at the proposed Botanical Center were carried out under the terms of Permit for Archaeological Investigation, No. 122, issued by the Texas Antiquities Committee.


The Mcqueeney Municipal Utility District Project: An Archaeological Reconnaissance, T. C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

The Mcqueeney Municipal Utility District Project: An Archaeological Reconnaissance, T. C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester

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

During late March, 1976, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted an archaeological reconnaissance in the vicinity of McQueeney, in Guadalupe County, Texas. This reconnaissance had been authorized by the McQueeney Municipal Utility District in connection with its plans for sewage lines and waste treatment facilities in the McQueeney area. Survey work was facilitated through contacts with URS Forrest and Cotton (project engineers) and with Mr. M. O. Stautzenberger, president of the utility district. We are grateful to Mr. Stautzenberger for providing the field team with a 1:300 aerial photograph of the project ...


Archaeological Investigations At Sites Near Natalia, Medina County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Thomas C. Kelly Jan 1976

Archaeological Investigations At Sites Near Natalia, Medina County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Thomas C. Kelly

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

In January, 1976, Hayden Whitsett, archaeologist for the Texas Water Quality Board, carried out an initial archaeological reconnaissance of areas to be affected by the construction of new sewage treatment plant and lines in Natalia, Texas (Medina County WCID #3; Whitsett 1976). As a result of Whitsett's survey, five archaeological sites (41 ME 18-ME 22) were documented, and Whitsett suggested (ibid: 1) that four of these might be eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Sites.

Subsequent to his reconnaissance, Whitsett contacted the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, regarding a "Step ...


An Archaeological Survey For The Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority, South Central Texas, J. A. Jaquier Jan 1976

An Archaeological Survey For The Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority, South Central Texas, J. A. Jaquier

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

In November, 1976, an archaeological survey was carried out in portions of the Cibolo Creek watershed in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties in south-central Texas. These investigations resulted from an agreement between the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority and the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio. The archaeological assessment was necessitated by the proposed installation of gravity-fed sewage lines along tributaries of Cibolo Creek in the area surrounding the city of Selma, Texas. This report presents the results of the archaeological survey.


The Archaeology And History Of Alamo Plaza, Anne A. Fox, Feris A. Bass, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

The Archaeology And History Of Alamo Plaza, Anne A. Fox, Feris A. Bass, Thomas R. Hester

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

In the Spring of 1975, the Center for Archaeological Research was approached by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio regarding possible archaeological and historical research at Alamo Plaza. The proposed investigations were in connection with the city's plan to renovate the plaza, to coincide with the American Bicentennial. There were two major reasons for the Center's involvement: (1) the architects desired to learn, as a part of the renovation plans, the precise locations of the south wall of the original Alamo (San Antonio de Valero) compound; (2) in order to aid in the ...


An Archaeological Assessment Of Boerne City Park, Kendall County, Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

An Archaeological Assessment Of Boerne City Park, Kendall County, Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester

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

As part of its planning for development of Boerne City Park, the Advisory Board of the Boerne Parks and Recreation Department authorized an archaeological assessment of the park area in May, 1976. The assessment was carried out by the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and was supervised by the authors. We wish to thank Dr. Dewey D. Davis, Chairman, Park Advisory Board, for his assistance during this project.


An Archaeological Survey Of The Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed, Central Texas, Feris A. Bass, Jr., Thomas R. Hester Jan 1975

An Archaeological Survey Of The Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed, Central Texas, Feris A. Bass, Jr., Thomas R. Hester

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

During February, 1975, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio carried out an archaeological survey of the Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed in Kendall County, Texas. The Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture proposes to construct four floodwater retarding structures on upper Cibolo Creek and three of its tributaries (Ranger Creek, Frederick Creek, and Deep Hollow Creek) and the purpose of the archaeological survey was to provide an assessment of the historic and prehistoric cultural resources in these areas. The field work was conducted under the terms of a contract (AG-48-SCS-02539 ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Friedrich Park, Bexar County, Texas, Harvey P. Smith, Jr., Kenyon Mcdonald Jan 1975

An Archaeological Survey Of Friedrich Park, Bexar County, Texas, Harvey P. Smith, Jr., Kenyon Mcdonald

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

An archaeological survey of the Friedrich Park property, in north Bexar County, Texas, was conducted by the Center for Archaeological Research, University of Texas at San Antonio. These investigations were made at the request of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio. The field work was undertaken by the authors during the months of May and July, 1975. All field activities were carried out under the terms of State Antiquities Permit No. 83.

Friedrich Park is located in northern Bexar County, approximately 10 miles north of IH 410 and west of IH 10. The specific area ...


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 ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Areas Proposed For Modification In The Vicinity Of Del Rio International Airport, Kenyon Mcdonald, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1975

An Archaeological Survey Of Areas Proposed For Modification In The Vicinity Of Del Rio International Airport, Kenyon Mcdonald, Thomas R. Hester

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

In accordance with an agreement between URS/Forrest and Cotton, Inc., consulting engineers (Dallas, Texas), and the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio, an archaeological survey was conducted on property adjacent to the Del Rio International Airport, Val Verde County, Texas. The specific area examined during the survey is the proposed site for airport expansion and construction as part of the Del Rio International Airport Master Plan. The locality examined encompassed a total of 197 acres and extended along the runway, on the south, from approximately midway to approximately 800 meters beyond (going west ...


An Assessment Of Archaeological Resources In Portions Of Starr County, Texas, Parker Nunley, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1975

An Assessment Of Archaeological Resources In Portions Of Starr County, Texas, Parker Nunley, Thomas R. Hester

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

Fifty-two archaeological sites in the vicinity of nine projects proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, in Starr County, Texas, are described and evaluated. It was determined that no further investigation need be made at 29 of these sites, whereas controlled collections and testing is necessary at 18 sites, and excavation is recommended at an additional five sites.


Archaeological Survey Of Portions Of The Comal River Watershed, Comal County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Feris A. Bass, Jr., Thomas C. Kelly Jan 1975

Archaeological Survey Of Portions Of The Comal River Watershed, Comal County, Texas, Thomas R. Hester, Feris A. Bass, Jr., Thomas C. Kelly

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

In November, 1974, an archaeological survey was carried out portions of the Comal River Watershed, Comal County, Texas (Figs. 1, 2). These investigations resulted from an agreement (427-SCS-TX-75) between the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service and the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Fieldwork was conducted by personnel of the Center, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester. The Soil Conservation Service proposes to construct two floodwater retarding structures in the Comal River Watershed: Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 1 will encompass 276 acres (112 hectares), while 558 acres (226 hectares) will be ...


Additional Archaeological Survey In The Dry Comal Watershed, Comal County, South Central Texas, Thomas C. Kelly, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1975

Additional Archaeological Survey 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 April, 1975, an intensive archaeological survey was carried out in the area proposed for the construction of Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 1, located on the West Fork of Dry Comal Creek, in Comal County, south central Texas (see Fig. 1). The survey was conducted in terms of an agreement (1339-TX-SCS-75) between the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service and the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio. An initial reconnaissance of the area was conducted by Center personnel in November, 1974 and six archaeological sites were located (Hester, Bass and Kelly 1975). However, it ...


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 ...


Archaeological Survey Of Areas Slated For Modification Laredo International Bridge Ii City Of Laredo, Texas, Feris A. Bass, Jr., Thomas R. Hester Jan 1975

Archaeological Survey Of Areas Slated For Modification Laredo International Bridge Ii City Of Laredo, Texas, Feris A. Bass, Jr., Thomas R. Hester

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

In September, 1975, personnel of the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, carried out archaeological survey and assessment of areas slated for modification in the Laredo International Bridge II project. The field work followed standard archaeological procedures and was conducted under the terms of an ordinance (dated August 19, 1975) passed by the City Council of Laredo, Texas. We would like to acknowledge our gratitude to Mr. Paul Garza for his assistance during the archaeological investigations.


An Archaeological Assessment Of The Southern Portion Of The Olmos Basin, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1975

An Archaeological Assessment Of The Southern Portion Of The Olmos Basin, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox

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

During the months of January and February, 1975, an archaeological survey of the Olmos Basin from Olmos Dam to Hildebrand Avenue was conducted by the author for the Center for Archaeological Research of the University of Texas at San Antonio. The purpose of the survey was to locate, record, and assess the archaeological importance of any historic and prehistoric sites within the basin. The survey area was limited to lands owned by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, but sites reported in the immediately surrounding area have also been noted in order to form a more complete archaeological ...


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 ...


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).