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Archaeological Survey Of The Covel Gardens Landfill Area In San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Daniel R. Potter Jan 1990

Archaeological Survey Of The Covel Gardens Landfill Area In San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Daniel R. Potter

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

In March 1990, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted a surface survey and subsurface testing at a locality proposed for a landfill by Waste Management of North America, Inc. Survey and testing activities were performed in order to locate and evaluate any archaeological remains which might be affected by landfill construction and operation. In addition, a private collection of artifacts originating from the project area was documented. Prehistoric archaeological remains were encountered in the western portion of the study area, and a new site number was designated for these remains, 41 ...


Field Survey And Archival Research For The Rosillo Creek Battleground Area, Southeast San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1990

Field Survey And Archival Research For The Rosillo Creek Battleground Area, Southeast San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

In January 1988, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, entered into a contract with Waste Management of North America, Inc., to provide archival research and a field survey of an area in southeast San Antonio designated as the vicinity of the 1813 Battle of Rosillo. Archival and published materials indicate that the actual site is approximately one and a half miles from the current marker. Aside from the conclusion that the battle did not take place at the proposed landfill site, the field survey revealed that the land had been severely altered, leaving nothing ...


Property Ownership And Monitoring For The Modification Of Martin And Bowie Streets, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1990

Property Ownership And Monitoring For The Modification Of Martin And Bowie Streets, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

In February 1987, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted archival research to determine the historic significance of structures in New City Block 552 in downtown San Antonio. One structure, the Gallagher building, proved worthy of preservation. The Center then monitored the demolition of the other standing structures in the area of Martin and Bowie Streets. Limited backhoe trenching was conducted to locate the Acequia Madre, which proved to be outside the property limits. Later, monitoring to the north revealed its location farther to the west.


Investigations At The Vollrath Blacksmith Shop (41bx786), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox, Maureen J. Brown, Jon Hageman, Clinton Mckenzie Jan 1990

Investigations At The Vollrath Blacksmith Shop (41bx786), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox, Maureen J. Brown, Jon Hageman, Clinton Mckenzie

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

In May 1988, archival research was initiated to evaluate the archaeological potential of New City Block 102, Lots 10 through 15, in downtown San Antonio, Texas, proposed site of the new Bexar County Justice Center parking garage. The research indicated that the southern portion of Lots 10 and 11 would required further investigation at the 1874 site of Vollrath's blacksmith shop. Field excavations were conducted in August 1988. This report discusses the archival research and the results of the field excavations.


Archaeological Survey Of Memorial Park, Leona River Project, Uvalde County, Texas, H. Ray Smith Jan 1990

Archaeological Survey Of Memorial Park, Leona River Project, Uvalde County, Texas, H. Ray Smith

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

During April 1990, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, under contract with the City of Uvalde, Texas, conducted a 100% pedestrian archaeological survey at the Uvalde Memorial Park. The area is located adjacent to the Leona River between East Nopal Street and the city golf course. U.S. Highway 90 West runs through the survey area.

In the Memorial Park area south of Highway 90, no cultural materials were observed on the surface. The survey area along the banks of the Leona River north of Highway 90 yielded a thin lithic scatter of prehistoric ...


Historical And Archival Documentation For Pioneer Park, Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1990

Historical And Archival Documentation For Pioneer Park, Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

An archival search was conducted to determine the impact of planned modifications to Pioneer Park, located along the east bank of the San Antonio River, near the intersection of Hildebrand Avenue and Broadway in north San Antonio. It was determined that the planned construction would have no impact on archaeological resources. However, if further alterations to the park are planned, monitoring should be considered.


Archaeological Monitoring In Connection With The San Antonio Wastewater Facilities Improvements Program, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1990

Archaeological Monitoring In Connection With The San Antonio Wastewater Facilities Improvements Program, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox

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

During 1987-1988, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research monitored the excavation of trenches for new sewer pipelines within the Mission Parkway Historic/Archeological District in south San Antonio. In locations where the trenches crossed the mission acequias, boring was conducted to carry the line beneath the channel. At the site of an auxiliary building on the Hot Wells Hotel property, the cutting of a trench was monitored, and foundation wall lines were documented by photography and measured drawings.


Test Excavations At The Jodie Bender Site, 41hs11 Harrison County, Texas, Alan J. Wormser Jan 1990

Test Excavations At The Jodie Bender Site, 41hs11 Harrison County, Texas, Alan J. Wormser

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

The Jodie Bender Site, 41HS11, is a prehistoric Caddoan settlement on Little Cypress Bayou in Harrison County, Texas. Personnel from the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) tested the site in March and September 1989 as part of a bridge replacement project. The site is on a high terrace away from the bridge location, but the project includes cutting the terrace in order to meet current roadway specifications and will have a direct impact on site 41HS11.

Previous descriptions of the site indicate that there is an Early Caddo component as well as a Middle Caddo (Whelan ...


Test Excavations At Site 41tt87 On County Road 211 Titus County, Texas, Milton Bell Jan 1990

Test Excavations At Site 41tt87 On County Road 211 Titus County, Texas, Milton Bell

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

Archaeological testing of Site 41TT87 was performed during May and June of 1989 by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT). These investigations were prompted by plans by Titus County and the SDHPT to replace three wooden bridges and reconstruct the County Road 211 roadway which crosses While Oak Creek bottom. Five 1 meter square test units were excavaled which produced a number of prehistoric ceramic sherds, chert flakes, and bifacial tools of which the Gary dart point type is dominant. No prehistoric features were found and the areas available for study all exhibited prior disturbance. Historic artifacts ...


Texas Excavations At Site 41fb191 (Jester Farm Site #1) Fort Bend County, Texas, Alan J. Wormser Jan 1990

Texas Excavations At Site 41fb191 (Jester Farm Site #1) Fort Bend County, Texas, Alan J. Wormser

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

Site 41FB191 is a camp site dating to the Late Archaic/Early Ceramic time period northwest of Oyster Creek in Fort Bend County. The site was found by a member of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) cultural resources staff during a routine archaeological survey for the proposed Segment "D" of SH 99 (Grand Parkway). When it was first located, the site had just been plowed and a number of flakes and a biface tip were found on the surface. Based on the amount of surface debris, testing was recommended in order to determine eligibility for the ...


Background Research And Field Monitoring Of Riverwalk Stalls, Downtown San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1990

Background Research And Field Monitoring Of Riverwalk Stalls, Downtown San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

During the latter part of 1986, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, monitored the construction of a set of Riverwalk stalls constructed in a section of the Riverwalk north of Commerce Street between st. Mary's and Navarro Streets. Excavation was mostly in river bank fill deposited during the construction of the Riverwalk under the Works Project Administration. During excavations, a well was encountered and a part of it was disturbed. A sample of artifacts from the well fill indicated that it was associated with the Nette Drug Store and dated between ca. 1870 ...


Archaeological Survey Of Property For The Proposed Eagle Pass International Bridge, Maverick County, Texas, Daniel R. Potter Jan 1990

Archaeological Survey Of Property For The Proposed Eagle Pass International Bridge, Maverick County, Texas, Daniel R. Potter

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

In May 1990, archaeologists for the Center of Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a surface survey and subsurface testing program. at the site of the proposed Eagle Pass international bridge. The survey was conducted for Groves and Associates, Inc., consulting engineers and project planners, for the City of Eagle Pass. Survey and testing activities were performed in order to locate and evaluate any archaeological remains which might be affected by construction of the bridge and associated facilities. In addition, archival research was conducted at the Eagle Pass library and county courthouse in order to assess ...


Archaeological Survey For Proposed Landfill Expansion (Phase I), City Of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas, Ronald W. Burkett Jan 1990

Archaeological Survey For Proposed Landfill Expansion (Phase I), City Of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas, Ronald W. Burkett

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

A cultural resource pedestrian survey was conducted within a 105-acre tract acquired by the City of Del Rio, Val Verde County. for a landfill expansion project September 25 and 26,1989. The results of this surface reconnaissance resulted in the recording of one prehistoric site (41 VV 1251).

Early Archaic points were found to be eroding at a depth of 60 cm in an erosional cut, and temporally undiagnostic bifaces and biface fragments were exposed on and just under the surface. In addition, a proximal fragment of a Paleo-Indian Clovis point was surface collected outside the study area at a ...


Archaeological Excavations At The Alamo Acequia, Southwest Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1990

Archaeological Excavations At The Alamo Acequia, Southwest Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox

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

In January 1989, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted archaeological testing of the Alamo Acequia Madre at the southwest corner of HemisFair Plaza for the City of San Antonio. Six test trenches were excavated across the ace quia, and it was found that the stone lining on the east wall is, in most areas, in relatively good condition, but the west wall has been removed. The bottom two to three feet of the ace quia contains an accumulation of household trash discarded into it after the acequia ceased to hold water. Above this ...


Archaeological Test Excavations At 41kf118 Kaufman County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr. Jan 1990

Archaeological Test Excavations At 41kf118 Kaufman County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr.

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

Site 41KF118 was discovered during construction of improvements to SH 34 in Kaufman County and was tested in April 1990, to determine its eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Materials recovered as a result of test excavations suggest a Late Archaic occupation for that portion of the site within the right-of-way. Most of the site lies southeast of the highway right-of-way. Tests also showed the cultural deposits to be sparse and badly disturbed by previous land clearing operations and cultivation. No additional work is recommended at this site.


Archaeological Survey Of Memorial Park, Leona River Project, Uvalde County, Texas, H. Ray Smith Jan 1990

Archaeological Survey Of Memorial Park, Leona River Project, Uvalde County, Texas, H. Ray Smith

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

During April 1990, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, under contract with the City of Uvalde, Texas, conducted a 100% pedestrian archaeological survey at the Uvalde Memorial Park. The area is located adjacent to the Leona River between East Nopal Street and the city golf course. U.S. Highway 90 West runs through the survey area.

In the Memorial Park area south of Highway 90, no cultural materials were observed on the surface. The survey area along the banks of the Leona River north of Highway 90 yielded a thin lithic scatter of prehistoric ...