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Current Research: Update On The Hodges Collection Of Native American Artifacts, Mary Beth D. Trubitt Jan 2020

Current Research: Update On The Hodges Collection Of Native American Artifacts, Mary Beth D. Trubitt

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

During the 1930s and 1940s, Thomas and Charlotte Hodges of Bismarck, Arkansas, surface collected and excavated artifacts from archaeological sites in Arkansas. Most came from ancestral Caddo sites in the Middle Ouachita River valley in Clark and Hot Spring counties, with a small portion originating from Southeast Arkansas sites. The Hodgeses, along with Vere Huddleston and Robert Proctor of Arkadelphia, were amateur archeologists at a time when there were few professional archeologists working in the state. Philip Phillips of Harvard University photographed some of the Hodges and Huddleston collections during his 1939 Ouachita River Valley survey, and Alex Krieger from ...


The Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherd And Ceramic Pipe Sherd Assemblage From The A. C. Saunders Site (41an19) In The Upper Neches River Basin, Anderson County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2020

The Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherd And Ceramic Pipe Sherd Assemblage From The A. C. Saunders Site (41an19) In The Upper Neches River Basin, Anderson County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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

The A. C. Saunders site (41AN19) is an important ancestral Caddo settlement in the upper Neches River basin in Anderson County in East Texas. The site is one of only a few ancestral Caddo sites with mound features in the upper Neches River basin, particularly those that are known to date after ca. A.D. 1400, but this part of the upper Neches River basin, including its many tributaries, such as Caddo Creek just to the south and west, was widely settled by Caddo farmers after that time. These Caddo groups left behind evidence of year-round occupied settlements with house ...


Current Research: Preliminary Survey Of The Eastern Half Of The Boxed Spring Site (41ur30), Cambria Haley, Crystal A. Dozier Jan 2020

Current Research: Preliminary Survey Of The Eastern Half Of The Boxed Spring Site (41ur30), Cambria Haley, Crystal A. Dozier

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

The Boxed Springs site (41UR30) is an Early Caddo site located in East Texas near the Sabine River. This site covers roughly 15.6 acres and contained at least four mounds, middens, and an extended cemetery. The site's location has been known since the late 1950s, with a series of unconnected avocational and professional archaeological investigations as well as unfortunate looting. As one of the few Early Caddo sites in Texas that contain multiple mounds, the Boxed Springs site is poised to provide great insight into Early Caddo mound construction technologies, settlement patterns, subsistence strategies, and trade and exchange.


Bone And Shell Tools And Ornament From The Feature 2 Midden Mound At The A. C. Saunders Site (41an19), Anderson County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2020

Bone And Shell Tools And Ornament From The Feature 2 Midden Mound At The A. C. Saunders Site (41an19), Anderson County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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

The A. C. Saunders site (41AN19) is an important ancestral Caddo settlement in the upper Neches River basin in Anderson County in East Texas. The site is one of only a few ancestral Caddo sites with mound features in the upper Neches River basin, particularly those that are known to date after ca. A.D. 1400, but this part of the upper Neches River basin, including its many tributaries, such as Caddo Creek just to the south and west, was widely settled by Caddo farmers after that time. These Caddo groups left behind evidence of year-round occupied settlements with house ...


Titus Phase Ceramic Vessel And Elbow Pipe From The Gus Bogan Farm Site (41wd25), Wood County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2020

Titus Phase Ceramic Vessel And Elbow Pipe From The Gus Bogan Farm Site (41wd25), Wood County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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

The Gus Bogan Farm site, located 1 mile north of the city of Mineola, Texas, in the upper Sabine River basin, was recorded by University of Texas at Austin (UT) archaeologists in 1935 based on the photographic documentation of ancestral Caddo ceramic vessels and elbow pipe in the Gus T. Bogan, Sr. and Gus T. Bogan, Jr. collections from the site. The Bogan’s were digging a Caddo cemetery there, and loaned a portion of their recovered collections to the University Centennial Exposition for the duration of the exhibit. Analyses of the vessels and pipe in this article are based ...


Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Brushy Creek Sewer Line Phase 3 Project In The City Of Ingram, Kerr County, Texas, Christopher M. Shelton Jan 2020

Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Brushy Creek Sewer Line Phase 3 Project In The City Of Ingram, Kerr County, Texas, Christopher M. Shelton

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

On behalf of the City of Ingram, Texas, SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted an intensive cultural resources survey of the proposed Brushy Creek Sewer Line Project (Project) in Kerr County, Texas. The approximately 1-mile-long sewer main extension line is being developed by the City of Ingram, a political subdivision of the State of Texas; therefore, the Project requires compliance with the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT). In addition, the Project will receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); therefore, the work was conducted to comply with requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act ...


Cultural Resources Survey For The Proposed Mud 121 Brazos River Levee Protection Project In Fort Bend County, Texas, Michael Quennoz, Tony Scott Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Survey For The Proposed Mud 121 Brazos River Levee Protection Project In Fort Bend County, Texas, Michael Quennoz, Tony Scott

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

This report summarizes the results of a cultural resources survey by Gray & Pape, Inc. of an approximately 14.8-hectare (36.6-acre) property in Fort Bend County, Texas, planned for a bank stabilization project on behalf of their client, Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc. The goals of the survey were to determine if the proposed project would affect any previously identified archaeological sites as defined by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (36 CFR 800), and to establish whether or not previously unidentified buried archaeological resources were located within the project’s Area of Potential Effect. Portions ...


Archeological Resource Survey Of A 2.9-Mile Proposed Pipeline Corridor On University Lands In Ward County, Texas, Joel Butler Jan 2020

Archeological Resource Survey Of A 2.9-Mile Proposed Pipeline Corridor On University Lands In Ward County, Texas, Joel Butler

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At the request of Salt Creek Midstream (SCM), Flatrock Engineering and Environmental, LLC (Flatrock) conducted an intensive archeological resource survey of approximately 2.9 miles (15,312 feet) of a proposed pipeline corridor on University Lands in northern Ward County, Texas. Because the project will take place on property owned by the University of Texas, a political subdivision of the State of Texas, it is subject to the Antiquities Code of Texas (Texas Natural Resources Code, Title 9, Chapter 191) and its associated regulations (13 TAC 26). The archeological survey was carried out under Antiquities Permit Number 9355.

A pedestrian ...


Cultural Resources Survey Of The Dps Outdoor Bomb And Gun Range Project, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Tarrant County, Texas, Anne Gibson, Karen Stone Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Survey Of The Dps Outdoor Bomb And Gun Range Project, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Tarrant County, Texas, Anne Gibson, Karen Stone

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

This report documents the substantive findings and management recommendations of a cultural resources survey conducted by Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (IES) for the DPS Outdoor Bomb and Gun Range project located within the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) property in Tarrant County, Texas. The proposed project pertains to improvements of the current facility within approximately 71.8 acres located between Texas State Highway (SH) 360 and West Airfield Drive. Approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be required to modify the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to reflect the permanent alterations on the DFW property. Since the ALP is ...


2018-2019 Annual Report Of Work Carried Out At Memorial Park, City Of Houston, Harris County, Texas, Michael Quennoz Jan 2020

2018-2019 Annual Report Of Work Carried Out At Memorial Park, City Of Houston, Harris County, Texas, Michael Quennoz

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

On behalf of the City of Houston and the Memorial Park Conservancy, Gray & Pape, Inc. conducted intensive pedestrian surveys of three areas totaling 144.4 hectares (357.6 acres) of Memorial Park, City of Houston, Harris County, Texas. Fieldwork was carried out between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, under Texas Antiquities Annual Permit Number 8465. The following report presents the results of site file and background research, survey methods, field results, and conclusions and recommendations for each of these surveys. The goals of the intensive pedestrian surveys were to assist the Memorial Park Conservancy in identifying the presence of cultural resources as they are defined by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (36 CFR 800), and provide management recommendations for identified resources. Survey methods, site identification and delineation, and reporting adhere to standards established by the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission, the Council of Texas Archeologists, and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. At this time, the Memorial Park Conservancy plans to conduct standard park maintenance activities including low impact mechanical clearing of the invasive understory, spraying, and new plantings in each of the areas surveyed.

Gray & Pape, Inc. focused particular attention on the State Antiquities Landmark-designated (#8200003264) Camp Logan archaeological site (41HR614) that encompasses large portions of Memorial Park. As a result of survey findings, the boundary for 41HR614 has been expanded to include the entirety of the former Camp Logan footprint as preserved within the boundaries of Memorial Park. The boundary of the previously recorded prehistoric site 41HR1217 was also extended. Four new prehistoric sites (41HR1226, 41HR1227, 41HR1229, 41HR1230) and one new multicomponent site (41HR1228) were also recorded.

The 12.4-hectare (30.6-acre) Sports Complex survey resulted in the identification of five historic features considered part of 41HR614: the partial remains of a Camp Logan era road, segments of two Camp Logan era ditches, a Camp Logan concrete grease trap, and a concrete signpost from the 1940s. Gray & Pape recommends that the grease trap and signpost be avoided by Memorial Park Conservancy planned activities. The remaining features will not be impacted by current planned Memorial Park Conservancy activities. Based on the results of this survey, and with these protective measures in place, Gray & Pape recommends that the no further cultural resources work be required in the remaining portions of the Sports Complex project area and that the project be cleared to proceed as currently planned.

The 76-hectare (189-acre) Bayou Wilds – East survey resulted in the identification of four new prehistoric sites (41HR1226, 41HR1227, 41HR1229, 41HR1230) and one new multicomponent site (41HR1228). The boundaries of the prehistoric site 41HR1217 and the historic site 41HR614 were extended A total of 14 new features were identified as associated with 41HR614, as well as two historic-age structures. Gray & Pape, Inc. recommends avoidance of the identified sites, features, and historic age structures. Based on the results of this survey, and with these protective measures in place, Gray & Pape, Inc. recommends no further cultural resources work be required in the remaining portion of the Bayou Wilds – East project area and that the project be cleared to proceed as planned.

The 56-hectare (138-acre) Northwest Trails – North survey resulted in the identification of four historic-age structures, nearly identical footbridges constructed of irregular blocks and mortar that are part of the park’s active trail network; as well as a historical isolate. Based on the results of this survey, and with these protective measures in place, Gray & Pape, Inc. recommends that the no further cultural resources work be required in the remaining portions of the Northwest Trails – North project area and that the project be cleared to proceed as currently planned.

As part of the Unanticipated Finds Plan developed by Gray & Pape, Inc. and the Memorial Park Conservancy, Gray & Pape, Inc. archaeologists identified and recorded nine cultural features (seven manholes, one grease trap ...


Cultural Resource Investigations For The Praxair Phillips 66 H2 Pipeline In Brazoria County, Texas, Tony Scott, Jacob Hilton Jan 2020

Cultural Resource Investigations For The Praxair Phillips 66 H2 Pipeline In Brazoria County, Texas, Tony Scott, Jacob Hilton

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

Gray & Pape, Inc. was contracted to conduct a cultural resources survey for a proposed pipeline project. The project is a 14-inch pipeline from Praxair Freeport Plant to the Phillips 66 Clemens Storage Cavern located near Freeport, Texas. The project route measures approximately 28.0 kilometers (17.4 miles). The project’s Area of Potential Effect is the entire alignment route within a survey corridor of 91.4 meters (300 feet). This amounts to approximately 252 hectares (622 acres). Subsequent workspace revisions resulted in an additional 25.7 hectares (63.4 acres) or 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) of workspace ...


Archaeological Documentation At Kallison Square,San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, José Zapata Jan 2020

Archaeological Documentation At Kallison Square,San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, José Zapata

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

On June 4, 2019, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted an archaeological assessment of four excavation pits located at the south side, or rear, of three historic buildings that are owned by GrayStreet Partners and are being rehabilitated. The buildings are part of a group of historic buildings located at the southwest corner of Dolorosa and S. Flores streets known as Kallison Square. Since it is a privately funded project on privately owned property, the project is not subject to regulatory review by the Texas Historical Commission (THC). The three ...


Archeological Survey For The Proposed Commercial Development At North Tarrant Parkway And Ray White Road (Swf-2019-00445), Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Melissa M. Green Jan 2020

Archeological Survey For The Proposed Commercial Development At North Tarrant Parkway And Ray White Road (Swf-2019-00445), Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Melissa M. Green

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

Winkelmann & Associates, Inc. plans to construct a new commercial enterprise comprising three commercial pads to be constructed on the approximately 14-acre (5.67-hectare) parcel in northwest Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas. Two of the three pads (eastern and western) are partially in place due to large quantities of fill dirt and bounders already on site; only the middle portion of the parcel will require additional fill prior to construction. On 27 November 2019, an archeological pedestrian survey augmented by shovel testing was completed to evaluate potential impacts associated with the project; the survey was conducted under pre-2020 Texas Historical Commission approved guidelines. A total of 14 acres (5.67 hectares) were examined and shovel testing was conducted within 4 acres (1.62 hectares) of the larger project area where development is proposed. The proposed development is in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of North Tarrant Parkway and Ray White Road, which has two ...


Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of The Eisenhower Trail Segment,Howard Peak Greenway Trail, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Sarah Wigley Jan 2020

Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of The Eisenhower Trail Segment,Howard Peak Greenway Trail, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Sarah Wigley

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

On May 19-21, 2020, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted an intensive pedestrian survey of the Eisenhower Park Trail Segment of the Howard Peak Greenway Trail in northwest San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The work was conducted in response to a request from Adams Environmental, Inc. The original alignment of the trail (The Rim to Eisenhower Park) had been surveyed previously by CAR in 2015, but a redesign necessitated a survey of this portion of the trail segment. This portion of the trail was redesigned because the slope of the ...


Cultural Resources Survey For The 185-Acre Lakeline Park Phase I Improvements Project, Joey O'Keefe Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Survey For The 185-Acre Lakeline Park Phase I Improvements Project, Joey O'Keefe

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

From September to October of 2019, aci consulting conducted a cultural resources survey for the Lakeline Park Phase I Improvements project in Williamson County, Texas. The Area of Potential Effect (APE) for this project consisted of a 185-acre (74.87hectare) area on City of Cedar Park-owned land located approximately 330 feet (100.58 meters) west of the intersection of US Highway 183 and Avery Ranch Boulevard. The pedestrian survey was conducted within the entire 185-acre project area, except for the approximately 28 acres previously surveyed in 2002 in the westernmost area of the APE. The survey did not include the ...


Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed Cps Energy Shepherd Transmission Line Project, Bexar County, Texas, Sophia Salgado, Zachary M. Overfield Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed Cps Energy Shepherd Transmission Line Project, Bexar County, Texas, Sophia Salgado, Zachary M. Overfield

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

SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted a cultural resources investigation on behalf of CPS Energy for the proposed 5.6-mile-long (9-kilometer [km]-long) Shepherd Transmission Line Project in Bexar County, Texas (Project). The Project will involve installing new overhead electric transmission monopoles within west San Antonio. The Project is currently not subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) but is subject to the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT) and Historic Preservation and Design Sections of San Antonio’s Unified Development Code, both closely aligned to NHPA standards. The purpose of the investigation was to identify any substantial ...


Cultural Resources Survey Of The Fort Griffin Special Utility District Waterline Improvements Project, City Of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas, Anne Gibson, Jamie Vandagriff, Kevin Stone Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Survey Of The Fort Griffin Special Utility District Waterline Improvements Project, City Of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas, Anne Gibson, Jamie Vandagriff, Kevin Stone

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

This report documents the substantive findings and management recommendations of a cultural resources survey conducted by Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (IES) for the proposed Fort Griffin Special Utility District (SUD) Waterline Improvements Project located in the City of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas. The proposed project will include the installation of a water supply line within a 39.45-acre (ac) Area of Potential Affects (APE). As the Fort Griffin SUD is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, the project is subject to the provisions of the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT). Additionally, as the project will be partially funded ...


Cultural Resources Survey For The Granbury East Wastewater Treatmentplant, City Of Granbury, Hood County, Texas (Twdb Project No. 73813), Kevin Stone, Thomas Chapman Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Survey For The Granbury East Wastewater Treatmentplant, City Of Granbury, Hood County, Texas (Twdb Project No. 73813), Kevin Stone, Thomas Chapman

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

This report presents the substantive findings of a cultural resources survey for the Granbury East Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Project, which is a component to the Wastewater Phase I Improvements Project reviewed by the Texas Water Development Board [TWDB] under Project No. 73813. The proposed Granbury East WWTP is located within a 10.6-acre (ac) property located at 3121 Old Granbury Road in the City of Granbury, Hood County, Texas. As the City of Granbury is a political entity of the State of Texas, the City is required to comply with the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT). In addition, as ...


Intensive Archeological Survey Of Four Alternate Locations For A Proposed Veterans' Administration Facility In The City Of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, Eloise Frances Gadus, Melissa M. Green Jan 2020

Intensive Archeological Survey Of Four Alternate Locations For A Proposed Veterans' Administration Facility In The City Of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, Eloise Frances Gadus, Melissa M. Green

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

The General Services !dministration (GS!) proposes to build a Veterans’ !dministration facility in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. Four locations in southwest Corpus Christi have been proposed for the facility. Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc (CMEC) subjected all four locations to archeological examination to assist the GSA in making a final selection of one location for acquisition and construction of the proposed facility. The four locations were identified as the Johnson site (13.4 acres) at the corner of Old Brownsville Road/Farm-to-Market (FM) 665 and Cliff Maus Drive, the JTW site (12 acres) at the northeast corner of Old ...


Cultural Resources Report For The Salt Creek Midstream, Llc Proposed Quito Draw Pipeline Project On University Lands, Ut System Property In Ward County, Texas, J. Matthew Oliver, Gary D. Edington, Jerry L. Riggs, Brandon R. Wesbury Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Report For The Salt Creek Midstream, Llc Proposed Quito Draw Pipeline Project On University Lands, Ut System Property In Ward County, Texas, J. Matthew Oliver, Gary D. Edington, Jerry L. Riggs, Brandon R. Wesbury

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

Enercon Services, Inc. (ENERCON), in support of Salt Creek Midstream, LLC, conducted an intensive archeological survey for the proposed Quito Draw Pipeline Project. The proposed pipeline is approximately 19.3 miles (31.1 km) in length, located near Barstow and Pyote, Texas in Ward County. This report encompasses only the University Lands, UT System property segment of the proposed Quito Draw Pipeline Project which is approximately 11.8 miles (19.0km) in length. The University Lands, UT System property segment of the project area is depicted on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Wink South, Tex. (1968), Soda Lake NE ...


Intensive Archaeological Survey For The Whistler Pipeline Project On University Of Texas Lands In Upton, Reagan, And Crockett Counties, Texas, Jessica Ulmer, Ben Morton, Michael Golden, Ashley Eyeington, Christina Nielsen Jan 2020

Intensive Archaeological Survey For The Whistler Pipeline Project On University Of Texas Lands In Upton, Reagan, And Crockett Counties, Texas, Jessica Ulmer, Ben Morton, Michael Golden, Ashley Eyeington, Christina Nielsen

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

On behalf of Whistler Pipeline, LLC. (Whistler), SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted an intensive cultural resources survey on a portion of the proposed 515.2-mile-long Whistler Pipeline, which traverses 17 counties in Texas. Whistler proposes to construct, install, and maintain a buried natural gas pipeline extending from the Waha Gas Hub in Pecos County to a delivery point near Agua Dulce in Nueces County, Texas. In addition to this mainline, a 45.7-mile-long lateral pipeline (Midland Lateral) will extend south from Midland County and connect to the mainline in Upton County. This report presents the results of the survey of ...


A Phase I Cultural Resources Survey Of The Fentress Johnson West Bay Mitigation Bank Project, Brazoria County, Texas, Sarah Boudreaux, Abby Peyton Jan 2020

A Phase I Cultural Resources Survey Of The Fentress Johnson West Bay Mitigation Bank Project, Brazoria County, Texas, Sarah Boudreaux, Abby Peyton

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

Alluvion Resource Company (Alluvion) is proposing to establish and operate the Fentress-Johnson West Bay Mitigation Bank (FJWBMB) located in Brazoria County, Texas. Specifically, the development activities will consist of the construction of weir structures and the re-establishment of contours to meet existing marsh elevations of adjacent wetlands. In all, the FJWBMB totals approximately 5,377-acres (ac) (2,175.9 hectares [ha]), however impacts associated with the development of the FJWBMB would only occur within select areas totaling approximately 150.0 ac (60.7-ha), with intensive cultural resources surveys conducted across a broader environmental survey area (ESA) totaling approximately 300.0 ...


Cultural Resources Inventory Of 60.2 Acres For The Proposed El Paso Central Processing Center Project, El Paso, U.S. Customs And Border Protection, El Paso Sector, El Paso County, Texas, John Lindemuth Jan 2020

Cultural Resources Inventory Of 60.2 Acres For The Proposed El Paso Central Processing Center Project, El Paso, U.S. Customs And Border Protection, El Paso Sector, El Paso County, Texas, John Lindemuth

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GSRC personnel conducted an intensive cultural resources survey of a 60.2-acre parcel for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a permanent U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Central Processing Center (CPC) facility located in northeast El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. No previously recorded archaeological sites or previously conducted archaeological investigations were found to overlap with the 60.2-acre survey parcel. No aboveground/architectural historic properties were noted within the 1.6-kilomter (1-mile) search radius of the 60.2-acre survey parcel. Fieldwork for the survey was conducted by the Principal Investigator and an archaeological technician over a 5-day period from ...


Current Research: Archaeological Investigations At The Shackleford Creek Site (41sm494), Smith County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson Jan 2020

Current Research: Archaeological Investigations At The Shackleford Creek Site (41sm494), Smith County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson

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An archaeological survey in 2018 of the proposed Shackleford Creek Residential Development, a federally permitted project, in the upper Angelina River basin in East Texas by Tejas Archaeology identified the ancestral Caddo Shackleford Creek site (41SM494). Because the site was only investigated with a few shovel tests during the archaeological survey, although sufficient to identify the site extent and general characteristics of deposit depth and artifact content, but appeared to contain intact archaeological deposits of ancestral Caddo age, Nelson and Perttula recommended that the site warranted further evaluation by a plan of test excavations to determine its research potential and ...


Current Research: Selected Historic Caddo Allen Phase Vessels From The Deshazo Site (41na13/27) On Bayou Loco, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2020

Current Research: Selected Historic Caddo Allen Phase Vessels From The Deshazo Site (41na13/27) On Bayou Loco, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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Continuing with the on-going study of ancestral Caddo ceramic vessels from East Texas Caddo sites, I document three ceramic vessels and a fourth ceramic vessel section from excavations at the Deshazo site (41NA13/27) by The University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1975-1976. The Deshazo site is the best studied Allen phase settlement in East Texas, and the archaeological investigations there indicates it was a small centralized hamlet of an affiliated group with a series of circular structures and an associated household or family cemetery. Most sites of the Allen phase were apparently occupied for only short periods of ...


Current Research: A Pilot Study In The Use Of Pxrf Analysis Of Caddo Ceramics, Tom Middlebrook, C. Colleen Hanratty Jan 2020

Current Research: A Pilot Study In The Use Of Pxrf Analysis Of Caddo Ceramics, Tom Middlebrook, C. Colleen Hanratty

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Wilson "Dub" Crook III's paper presented to the East Texas Archeological Conference concerning the use of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) in sourcing turquoise artifacts sparked an interest in utilizing pXRF to resolve an old Caddo ceramic research question. While XRF has been used in archaeology for more than 60 years, and there have been applications in ceramic studies, a recent review of the 9th Edition of The Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Ethnohistory, and History of the Caddo Indian Peoples of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, a comprehensive bibliography, did not yield a single reference to a pXRF study in Caddo ceramics. This ...


Report: Abstracts From The 71st Caddo Conference Held At University Of Central Arkansas, Duncan P. Mckinnon Jan 2020

Report: Abstracts From The 71st Caddo Conference Held At University Of Central Arkansas, Duncan P. Mckinnon

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The 61st Caddo Conference was held on March 21-23, 2019 in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom on the campus of UCA. The Caddo Conference coincided with Arkansas Archeology Month. Funding was provided by UCA Foundation, the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology (SCA) at UCA, the Caddo Conference Organization, the Arkansas Archeological Survey, and the Arkansas Archeological Society.

The conference began Friday, March 21st at 9am with several research presentations throughout the day. Twelve presentations and three research posters were presented. Additionally, several book publishers and Caddo artists displayed books and art for sale. There were 45 paid registrants attending the ...


2019 Activities Report, Michael Meeks Jan 2020

2019 Activities Report, Michael Meeks

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

2019 was an eventful year for our small organization, and for the Caddo Tribe as well. We enjoyed gathering for many events and functions throughout the previous twelve months, but none were more memorable than our trip to the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site near Alto, TX, as many might already know. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Caddo Nation and its members, myself included. Your thoughts, prayers, and support have been heard and received by many and for that I am forever grateful. I offer a special thank you to ...


Ancestral Caddo Fine Ware Vessels From Cahokian Sites In The Mid-Continent, Ca. A.D. 1050-1300, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2020

Ancestral Caddo Fine Ware Vessels From Cahokian Sites In The Mid-Continent, Ca. A.D. 1050-1300, Timothy K. Perttula

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Ancestral Caddo ceramic vessels and ceramic vessel sherds have been identified from Cahokia and other sites in the U.S. Midwest in contexts dating from ca. A.D. 1050-1300. Archaeological findings from recent work in the East St. Louis Precinct by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey provides a wealth of data on the Mississippian ceramics found there as well as ceramic wares of likely ancestral Caddo manufacture. These Caddo wares comprise less than 0.3 percent of the more than 15,600 vessel batches in the East St. Louis Precinct assemblage, and almost all of them are on local pastes ...


The Oliver Bolton Collection Of Dart And Spear Points From Camp County, Texas, And Other Remarks, Robert L. Turner Jan 2020

The Oliver Bolton Collection Of Dart And Spear Points From Camp County, Texas, And Other Remarks, Robert L. Turner

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This article analyzes the Bolton Collection of 1384 lithic artifacts, including dart and spear points from the Paleoindian through the Woodland periods. The analysis places the points in the sequence used by Perttula. The points are compared with those from the middle Sabine River basin counties as well as the analysis of the Archaic points of the Cypress Creek drainage basin. In addition, the Archaic and Woodland population density of Camp County based on the proportional frequency of projectile points of known age is compared with that of the middle Sabine River basin counties and the Cypress Basin. Additional comparisons ...