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Archaeology

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Archaeological Investigations At The De Zavala Point For The Proposed Penn-Texas Shoreline Improvement Project, Harris County, Texas, Daniel R. Potter Jan 1991

Archaeological Investigations At The De Zavala Point For The Proposed Penn-Texas Shoreline Improvement Project, Harris 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 on De Zavala Point, a small tongue of land sticking out into the Houston ship channel in Harris County. The locality has been selected for the construction of a large-vessel docking facility. Survey and testing activities were performed in order to evaluate known archaeological sites and to locate any additional archaeological remains which might be affected by dock construction and operation. In addition, the state of preservation of the important De Zavala historic cemetery (41 ...


Testing Of The San Jose Mission Acequia, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1991

Testing Of The San Jose Mission Acequia, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Bexar County, Texas, Anne A. Fox, I. Waynne Cox

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

The purpose of this project was to locate and identify the acequia madre, or main irrigation ditch, where it ran between the east wall of Mission San Jose and San Jose Drive and to trace out the location of another ditch, part of which was found during road construction in the area in 1981. After confirmation of the location of the main ditch through deed and archival research, a backhoe was used to precisely locate the ditch on the site. The second ditch was relocated and its course followed to the north boundary of the park property in this area ...


Excavations At The Mcdonald Site, 41bx794, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1991

Excavations At The Mcdonald Site, 41bx794, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

In July 1989, the Center for Archaeological Research entered into a contract with the San Antonio Housing Authority to provide archival research and field investigations for the area to be impacted by additions to the Housing Authority Building and parking on portions of New City Blocks 2553 and 2969. The archival research revealed that the area contained some portions of the San Pedro acequia and the site of the John Stewart McDonald homestead. The acequia had been extensively investigated by the Center in 1979 and 1981, therefore only limited investigations were directed toward the later modified channel, with the primary ...


Archaeological Investigations At The Ruiz Family Property (41bx795), San Antonio, Texas, Herbert G. Uecker, Frances K. Meskill, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1991

Archaeological Investigations At The Ruiz Family Property (41bx795), San Antonio, Texas, Herbert G. Uecker, Frances K. Meskill, I. Waynne Cox

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

Pursuant to an agreement with M. J. Boyle General Contractor, Inc., in early October 1989, an archaeological crew from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, investigated a portion of what is now the San Antonio City Hall Annex property. When the crew began its work, the area in question was soon to be impacted by the construction of an auxiliary electrical generator fuel tank to be built for the annex building. In the mid-1700s, the property had become the residence of the Ruiz family, one of the first families to settle in San Antonio ...


Archival Investigation Of The Pyron Homestead (41bx278), New City Block 7657, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1991

Archival Investigation Of The Pyron Homestead (41bx278), New City Block 7657, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

The Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted an archival investigation on a portion of New City Block 7657 in southeast San Antonio for the Texas Trust Savings Bank of Marble Falls, Texas. The property contained the site of the historic Pyron House and thought to possibly also contain the buried remains of the San Jose acequia. The study revealed that the homestead was probably constructed in 1849, and although recently destroyed, the foundation remains in the ground. The research further revealed that the acequia did not pass through the property under study, but instead ...


Archaeological Survey For Two Pipeline Crossings At Venado Creek, Jackson County, Texas, Herbert G. Uecker Jan 1991

Archaeological Survey For Two Pipeline Crossings At Venado Creek, Jackson County, Texas, Herbert G. Uecker

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, investigated the cultural resource potential of two proposed pipeline crossings along Venado Creek in Jackson County, Texas, for Mobil Exploration & Producing U. S. Inc. Surface surveys and shovel tests were performed at both crossings during the investigation. No cultural materials were encountered within the proposed impact zones, which were observed to have been substantially disturbed in recent decades by natural and artificial activities. Thus, no further archaeological work is recommended prior to or during the pending construction.


Archival And Historical Research For The San Pedro Creek Channel Improvement Project: The 1989-1990 Investigations, Herbert G. Uecker Jan 1991

Archival And Historical Research For The San Pedro Creek Channel Improvement Project: The 1989-1990 Investigations, Herbert G. Uecker

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

The history, cultural resources, and archaeological potential of a portion of San Pedro Creek in the vicinity of the Five Points intersection in central San Antonio were investigated and evaluated. Archival sources were consulted, personal interviews conducted, and an on-site inspection of the area was made. Based on the archival research, the history of the area was divided into several distinct periods. Data from primary sources are summarized and cross-referenced in an appendix.


Archaeological Testing For A Proposed Landfill Expansion (Phase Ii) City Of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas, Jack D. Eaton, Ronald W. Burkett, Herbert G. Uecker, James T. Abbott Jan 1991

Archaeological Testing For A Proposed Landfill Expansion (Phase Ii) City Of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas, Jack D. Eaton, Ronald W. Burkett, Herbert G. Uecker, James T. Abbott

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

During September 1989, a pedestrian survey was conducted within a I~S-acre tract acquired by the City of Del Rio, Val Verde County, for a landfill expansion project. The surface reconnaissance recorded one prehistoric site, 41 VV 1251. As a result, recommendation was made for Phase II subsurface testing.

The Phase II subsurface testing, which included a geomorphic study, was accomplished during February 1990. Cultural resources were recovered indicating presence at site 41 VV 1251 from the Late Paleo-Indian period to the Late Archaic period. However, the site was determined to be almost totally deflated. The geomorphological tests verified this ...