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A Preliminary Study Of Smithport Plain Bottle Morphology In The Southern Caddo Area, Robert Z. Selden Jr. Jan 2018

A Preliminary Study Of Smithport Plain Bottle Morphology In The Southern Caddo Area, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

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This study expands upon a previous analysis of the Clarence H. Webb collection, which resulted in the identification of two discrete shapes used in the manufacture of the base and body of Smithport Plain bottles. The sample includes the Smithport Plain bottles from the Webb collection, and four new bottles: two previously repatriated specimens in the Pohler Collection, and two from the Mitchell site (41BW4) to test whether those specimens align morphologically with the Belcher Mound or Smithport Landing specimens. Results indicate significant allometry and a significant difference in Smithport Plain body and base shapes for bottles produced at the ...


Documentation Of Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessels And Other Artifacts From East Texas Sites In The George T. Wright Collection At The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum Of Natural History, Timothy K. Perttula, Mark Walters, Bo Nelson Jan 2018

Documentation Of Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessels And Other Artifacts From East Texas Sites In The George T. Wright Collection At The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum Of Natural History, Timothy K. Perttula, Mark Walters, Bo Nelson

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From the early 1900s to the mid-1940s George T. Wright was a landowner (Kiomatia Plantation) and Vice-President of the Kiomitia Mercantile Company: General Merchandise in Kiomatia and Paris, Texas. He was also an avid Indian artifact collector at sites along the Red River in Red River County, Texas, as well as in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, especially the collection of Caddo ceramic vessels, and also dug at sites he knew in the area, including the Wright Plantation site (41RR7), which he owned, and the Sam Coffman site (now known as Sam Kaufman, 41RR16, and for a short time known as the ...


Forgotten Soldiers: Burials On The Texas Frontier And Shifting Perceptions Of Military Interment, Anthony Schienschang Ii Jan 2018

Forgotten Soldiers: Burials On The Texas Frontier And Shifting Perceptions Of Military Interment, Anthony Schienschang Ii

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This research examines the interrelation between civilian and military burials on the Texas frontier in the 1850s with further discussion about the drivers for changing military burial practices. A soldier’s life on the Texas frontier is briefly outlined along with some of the difficulties facing service members living in border forts. Special focus is placed on examining the socio-economic differences between officers and enlisted personnel, as well as the recording of deaths on the frontier. As a case study, the condition of the proposed location of the Fort Gates cemetery is explored and brief analysis of data gathered from ...


Ethnohistoric Records Of Hunter-Gatherer Diet Of The Texas/Mexico Borderlands: Implications For Staple Foods Of The Lower Pecos Canyonlands During The Holocene, Tim Riley Jan 2018

Ethnohistoric Records Of Hunter-Gatherer Diet Of The Texas/Mexico Borderlands: Implications For Staple Foods Of The Lower Pecos Canyonlands During The Holocene, Tim Riley

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Hinds Cave (41VV456) and other rockshelters excavated in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands have yielded thousands of coprolites spanning the Holocene. To date, several hundred specimens have been analyzed, providing a detailed record of meals consumed by hunter-gatherers who called this landscape home. This article compares the paleodietary records derived from these specimens with the foodways documented in the ethnohistoric records available for the Lower Pecos Canyonlands and adjacent landscapes. This comparison confirms the deep temporal roots of the foodways recorded in the earliest written records of the Texas/Mexico borderlands. Coprolite data corroborate the strong dependence on the seasonal staples ...


Appendix To Cover Art, The Journal Of Texas Archeology And History Volume 4 (2017/2018): A Visual Guide To The Archaic Points Found At The Gault Site (41bl323) With Clovis Points For Comparison, Thomas J. Williams Jan 2018

Appendix To Cover Art, The Journal Of Texas Archeology And History Volume 4 (2017/2018): A Visual Guide To The Archaic Points Found At The Gault Site (41bl323) With Clovis Points For Comparison, Thomas J. Williams

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Archaeological excavations at the Gault Archaeological Site (41BL323) have revealed an almost complete stratigraphic record of the prehistoric occupation of Central Texas (Collins 2002, 2004). Furthermore, ages obtained from Area 15 of the site confirms good stratigraphic agreement between the diagnostic artifacts, cultural horizons, and stratigraphic units (Rodrigues, et al. 2016; Williams, et al. 2018). This includes some of the earliest evidence for a projectile point technology in North America (Williams, et al. 2018). Like many areas in Central Texas, the combination of water, raw materials, and its position along the Balcones Escarpment provided abundant resources essential to survival.

The ...


Cultural Resources Investigations For The Proposed Delek Big Sandy Hannathon Crude Oil Gathering System, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, Benjamin K. Morton, Martin Handly Jan 2018

Cultural Resources Investigations For The Proposed Delek Big Sandy Hannathon Crude Oil Gathering System, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, Benjamin K. Morton, Martin Handly

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At the request of Olsson Associates (Olsson), and on behalf Delek Logistics Operating, L.P. (Delek), SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted an intensive cultural resources survey on a portion of the proposed approximately 11.4-mile-long Delek Big Sandy Hannathon (BSH) Crude Oil Gathering System (Project) in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas. Investigations were conducted in support of Delek’s acquisition of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Section 404 permit in accordance with 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 325, Appendix C and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 United States Code 306108 ...


Intensive Pedestrian Survey And Deep Testing Of 2044 Acres Of Former Harlem Prison Farm Property In The Proposed Aliana Development In Fort Bend County, Texas, James G. Foradas Jan 2018

Intensive Pedestrian Survey And Deep Testing Of 2044 Acres Of Former Harlem Prison Farm Property In The Proposed Aliana Development In Fort Bend County, Texas, James G. Foradas

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HRA Gray & Pape, LLC, of Houston, Texas, performed an intensive pedestrian survey on approximately 777 hectares (2044.7 acres) of property on the former Harlem State Prison Farm, north and south of Oyster Creek in Fort Bend County, Texas. The United States Army Corps of Engineers was the Lead Federal Agency. Investigation included excavation of 919 shovel tests and 80 test trenches, and cutbank inspections, including portions of previously recorded Sites 41FB190, 41FB191, 41FB192, 41FB280 and 41FB281.

During this investigation, Sites 41FB191 and 41FB192 could not be relocated. Three previously recorded sites (41FB190, 41FB280 and 41FB281) and 10 previously unrecorded ...


The Occurrence Of East Texas Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherds In Central Texas Archaeological Region Sites, Ca. A.D. 900 To The Late 18th Century, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

The Occurrence Of East Texas Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherds In Central Texas Archaeological Region Sites, Ca. A.D. 900 To The Late 18th Century, Timothy K. Perttula

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The development and maintenance of long-distance trade networks for both economic, social, and religious purposes was a notable feature of the ancestral Caddo tradition from its very beginnings, and this includes the Caddo peoples that lived in East Texas. Bison hides, salt, raw materials such as copper, galena, stone, and marine shell, and finished objects such as pottery vessels (and possibly their contents), were part of the trading system.

Much of the archaeological evidence for the Caddo long-distance trade and exchange networks of prestige goods occur in contexts dating from ca. A.D. 800 to 1400, with long-distance trade outside ...


Continued Documentation Of Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessels From East Texas Caddo Sites In The Buddy Jones Collection At The Gregg County Historical Museum, Timothy K. Perttula, R. Bo Nelson Jan 2018

Continued Documentation Of Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessels From East Texas Caddo Sites In The Buddy Jones Collection At The Gregg County Historical Museum, Timothy K. Perttula, R. Bo Nelson

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In this article, we document 33 recently acquired ancestral Caddo ceramic vessels to the Buddy Jones Collection held by the Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview, Texas. These vessels had until recently been kept separate from the remainder of the collection. We documented this part of the vessel collections in April 2018.


Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherd Assemblages From Sites In The Sabine River Basin, Harrison County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherd Assemblages From Sites In The Sabine River Basin, Harrison County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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Ancestral Caddo ceramic vessel sherd assemblages from three sites in the Sabine River basin in Harrison County, Texas, are documented in this article. The sherds from the three sites (n=272 total sherds) are held in the collections of the Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview, Texas.


The R. F. Wallace Farm (41ce20) And W. T. Brooks Farm (41ce18) Sites In The Neches River Basin, Cherokee County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

The R. F. Wallace Farm (41ce20) And W. T. Brooks Farm (41ce18) Sites In The Neches River Basin, Cherokee County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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The R. F. Wallace Farm (41CE20) and W. T. Brooks Farm (41CE18) sites are ancestral Caddo sites in the Neches River basin in the East Texas Pineywoods, not far to the north and northwest, respectively, from the well-known Caddo village and mound center at the George C. Davis site (41CE19). Both sites are on tributaries to the Neches River: the R. F. Wallace Farm site is on Bowles Creek, and the W. T. Brooks Farm site is on Box’s Creek.


Report For Archeological Survey Of The Txdot Campus Consolidation, Eric Oksanen Jan 2018

Report For Archeological Survey Of The Txdot Campus Consolidation, Eric Oksanen

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This report documents the findings of an archeological survey of TxDOT's proposed Campus Consolidation project in Austin, Travis County, Texas. On September 5-7 and 11 Ama Terra surveyed a 49-acre parcel proposed for TxDOT's new administrative campus. The survey consisted of transect pedestrian inspection. 54 shovel tests and 8 backhoe trenches. The survey documented one prehistoric site. 41TV1284, which is a previously recorded site. The boundary for this site was redrawn as not eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or as a State Antiquities Landmark. No further archeological work is recommended for this site ...


The Lithic And Ceramic Artifacts From The Spradley Site (41na206), Nacogdoches County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Paul Marceaux Jan 2018

The Lithic And Ceramic Artifacts From The Spradley Site (41na206), Nacogdoches County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Paul Marceaux

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The Spradley site (41NA206) is a Native American archaeological site in the Bayou La Nana valley in Nacogdoches County in the East Texas Pineywoods. Bayou La Nana is a southward-flowing tributary to the Angelina River. The site is best known for its late 17th-early 18th century Historic Caddo period occupation, and the recovery of a number of European trade goods from habitation deposits, but the site was also occupied in Late Archaic (ca. 5000-2500 years B.P.), Woodland (ca. 2500-1150 years B.P.), and pre-A.D. 1400 Caddo periods. The Spradley site was the scene of Stephen F. Austin State ...


Cultural Resources Investigations For The Crownquest City Of Midland Oil And Gas Project, Midland And Glasscock Counties, Texas, Sophia Salgado, Zachary Overfield, Cody Roush Jan 2018

Cultural Resources Investigations For The Crownquest City Of Midland Oil And Gas Project, Midland And Glasscock Counties, Texas, Sophia Salgado, Zachary Overfield, Cody Roush

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SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) was retained by CrownQuest Operating, LLC, to complete an intensive cultural resources investigation for the proposed CrownQuest City of Midland Oil and Gas Project (Project). The Project includes newly proposed oil and gas well pads, crude oil pipeline, and associated access roads on City of Midland property in Midland and Glasscock Counties, Texas. These new components will be constructed within an existing upstream oil and gas system. The 149.9-acre (60.7-hectare) Project area is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Midland, Texas, immediately south of Highway 158, and is situated along and between Johnson and ...


A Woodland Period Goose Creek Plain, Var. Unspecified Sherd From 41wm1382 In Central Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

A Woodland Period Goose Creek Plain, Var. Unspecified Sherd From 41wm1382 In Central Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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41WM1382 is in the Brushy Creek valley in Williamson County, Texas, near the community of Normans Crossing. Brushy Creek is an eastward-flowing tributary of the San Gabriel River in the Blackland Prairie natural region in the Brazos River basin. The site’s principal archaeological deposits date to the Late Archaic period (between ca. 4000-1200 years B.P.), but one ca. A.D. 900-1200 Kiam Incised sherd has been found here (Perttula and Mikulencak 2018).


Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherds From Sites In The White Oak Creek Basin, Hopkins County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessel Sherds From Sites In The White Oak Creek Basin, Hopkins County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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The ancestral Caddo ceramic vessel sherd assemblages discussed in this article are from five sites in the White Oak Creek basin in the Blackland Prairie of East Texas (Figure 1). They are the E. B. Minter Farm (41HP2), R. H. Taylor Farm (41HP4), Hilman Hathcoat (41HP9), Avery Rasurer (41HP10), and Tom Cannon Farm (41HP11) sites. They were investigated by archaeologists from The University of Texas in 1931 or 1934 who were in search of whole Caddo vessels and burial features, and the collections obtained from the sites (including donated or purchased collections) are held by the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory ...


The William Farrar Site (41tt1) In The Sulphur River Basin,Titus County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

The William Farrar Site (41tt1) In The Sulphur River Basin,Titus County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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The William Farrar site (41TT1) is an ancestral Caddo settlement and cemetery on an alluvial terrace of the Sulphur River (Figure 1) in the East Texas Post Oak Savannah, a few miles downstream from the W. A. Ford site (41TT2) (see Goldschmidt 1935; Perttula 2016). University of Texas (UT) archaeologists completed excavations at the site in August 1934, but they had known about the site since as early as 1932, when they purchased or had donated several Caddo vessels from a Henry William Martin and, in 1934, purchased a vessel from a John Bowman, who had previously dug at the ...


The Lake Wright Patman Cache, Robert L. Brooks Jan 2018

The Lake Wright Patman Cache, Robert L. Brooks

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Thirty-nine bifaces found in the collections of the Museum of the Red River were recently analyzed. Mr. Donald Stewart recovered these bifaces from the vicinity of Lake Wright Patman during lake construction. Analysis of the biface cache was undertaken to gain some understanding of these specimens, despite the absence of provenience information and other details pertaining to their collection. Basic metric data and non-metric observations were taken. I also detail the collection of the biface cache, the history and archaeological background of Lake Wright Patman, results of the analysis, and some thoughts on the function of the bifaces.


Leroy Johnson At Mcgee Bend Reservoir (Lake Sam Rayburn) In 1956, Edward B. Jelks Jan 2018

Leroy Johnson At Mcgee Bend Reservoir (Lake Sam Rayburn) In 1956, Edward B. Jelks

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McGee Bend was one of some 40 reservoir and dam projects in Texas where salvage archaeological excavations were carried out as part of the nationwide River Basin Surveys program administered by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service between 1947 and 1968 (see Jelks 1965, 2006, 2014, 2017). In 1956, I rented an old vacant farmhouse for our McGee Bend field headquarters where our crew lived without indoor plumbing, and it was there that the photo of LeRoy Johnson bathing in a washtub was taken by one of our crew, Milburn Lathan (Figure 1).


A Partial Magnetometer Survey Of The Archaeological Conservancy’S Portion Of The A. C. Saunders Site (41an19), Dale Hudler, Jonathan Jarvis, Tim Griffith Jan 2018

A Partial Magnetometer Survey Of The Archaeological Conservancy’S Portion Of The A. C. Saunders Site (41an19), Dale Hudler, Jonathan Jarvis, Tim Griffith

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The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) at The University of Texas at Austin conducted a partial magnetometer survey of The Archaeological Conservancy-owned portion of the A. C. Saunders site (41AN19) during the period between 6-8 December 2005. This survey was sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation Environmental Affairs Division (TxDOT/ENV) due to a proposed expansion of the right-of-way of U.S. Highway 175 and was conducted under a research design approved by The Archeological Conservancy and TxDOT/ENV. The work was conducted under the direction of Dale Hudler (Principal Investigator) from TARL with a joint TARL/Prewitt and ...


The Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessel And Vessel Sherd Assemblage From The Nawi Haia Ina Site (41rk170) In The Angelina River Basin, Rusk County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

The Ancestral Caddo Ceramic Vessel And Vessel Sherd Assemblage From The Nawi Haia Ina Site (41rk170) In The Angelina River Basin, Rusk County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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The Nawi haia ina site (41RK170), translated as “Our mother dwells below” (Mooney 1896:1096) in the Caddo language, contains habitation features and midden deposits from an ancestral Caddo residential occupation, as well as a small and spatially discrete cemetery (Perttula and Nelson 2003). These deposits date, based on the OxCal calibration of 11 C14 dates, between cal. A.D. 990-1190, A.D. 1185-1270, and A.D. 1297-1410 for the midden area and the Feature 2 burial, and between cal. A.D. 1432-1527 (see Selden and Perttula 2013) for the two investigated burials in the cemetery. The small cemetery appears ...


The Decorated Ceramic Sherds, Plain Rim Sherds, And Clay Pipe Sherds From The Stallings Ranch Site (41lr297), Lamar County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

The Decorated Ceramic Sherds, Plain Rim Sherds, And Clay Pipe Sherds From The Stallings Ranch Site (41lr297), Lamar County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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Excavations at the Gene and Ruth Ann Stallings Ranch site (41LR297) during the 2005 and 2006 Texas Archeological Society Field Schools, as well as 2004 excavations by the Valley of the Caddo Archeological Society, recovered an interesting assemblage of prehistoric ceramics. In this article, I analyze the 88 decorated sherds, the 99 plain rims, and the 67 clay pipe sherds found during that work. In addition to characterizing the assemblage of vessel sherds and pipes in terms of decorative style and various technological attributes (i.e., temper and paste, firing conditions, surface treatment, etc.), I am also concerned with establishing ...


The Ancestral Caddo Cemetery At The H. R. Taylor (41hs3) Site, Harrison County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2018

The Ancestral Caddo Cemetery At The H. R. Taylor (41hs3) Site, Harrison County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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The H. R. Taylor site (41HS3) is an ancestral Caddo community cemetery in the lower reaches of the Big Cypress Creek basin in East Texas. The cemetery was used by Caddo peoples affiliated with the Late Caddo period Titus phase (ca. A.D. 1430-1680), probably between ca. A.D. 1600-1680, an archaeological construct. Its affiliation with a specific named Caddo group or tribe is not known, and by the early 18th century much of the Big Cypress Creek basin was not inhabited by Caddo peoples, or peoples of any other American Indian group. The H. R. Taylor site is one ...


Results From Magnetic Gradient Surveys At The Walnut Branch (41ce47), Ross I (41ce485), And Ross Ii (41ce486) Sites In Cherokee County, Texas, Duncan Mckinnon, Kevin Stingley Jan 2018

Results From Magnetic Gradient Surveys At The Walnut Branch (41ce47), Ross I (41ce485), And Ross Ii (41ce486) Sites In Cherokee County, Texas, Duncan Mckinnon, Kevin Stingley

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The use of magnetic gradient surveys at Caddo sites located throughout the Caddo people’s ancestral lands within the current areas of East Texas, Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana, and eastern Oklahoma has been very successful in the elucidation and mapping of the distributional characteristics of buried cultural features. In March 2018, three Caddo sites in East Texas (41CE47, 41CE485, 41CE486) were surveyed and the results add to the growing corpus of remote sensing spatial data. The recent survey work was conducted in order to assess the nature of sub-surface preservation of archaeological deposits in different environmental and historical contexts and ...


J.T.A.H. Special Publication #3 Appendix To Cover Art, The Journal Of Texas Archeology And History Volume 4 (2017/2018): A Visual Guide To The Archaic Points Found At The Gault Site (41bl323) With Clovis Points For Comparison; Including Projectile Point Fact Sheets, Thomas J. Williams Jan 2018

J.T.A.H. Special Publication #3 Appendix To Cover Art, The Journal Of Texas Archeology And History Volume 4 (2017/2018): A Visual Guide To The Archaic Points Found At The Gault Site (41bl323) With Clovis Points For Comparison; Including Projectile Point Fact Sheets, Thomas J. Williams

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Archaeological excavations at the Gault Archaeological Site (41BL323) have revealed an almost complete stratigraphic record of the prehistoric occupation of Central Texas (Collins 2002, 2004). Furthermore, ages obtained from Area 15 of the site confirms good stratigraphic agreement between the diagnostic artifacts, cultural horizons, and stratigraphic units (Rodrigues, et al. 2016; Williams, et al. 2018). This includes some of the earliest evidence for a projectile point technology in North America (Williams, et al. 2018). Like many areas in Central Texas, the combination of water, raw materials, and its position along the Balcones Escarpment provided abundant resources essential to survival.

The ...


Chasing The Phantom Ship: Revisiting Interpretations Of The Boca Chica No. 2 Shipwreck On The Texas Coast, Amy A. Borgens, Steven D. Hoyt Jan 2018

Chasing The Phantom Ship: Revisiting Interpretations Of The Boca Chica No. 2 Shipwreck On The Texas Coast, Amy A. Borgens, Steven D. Hoyt

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Boca Chica Beach spans the south Texas coast in Cameron County for a distance of roughly 12 kilometers between Brazos Santiago Pass and the mouth of the Rio Grande River at the Texas and Mexican border. More than 165 historic ships have been reported lost along the south Texas coast in this general area and at least four, or portions thereof, have been discovered so far. The most well-known of the shipwreck remains is archeological site 41CF184, nicknamed Boca Chica No. 2, which has gained almost mythological status in the region as it has long been circumstantially linked to the ...


Cultural Resources Survey For The Braun Elevated Storage Tank (Est) Project, Joey O' Keefe Jan 2018

Cultural Resources Survey For The Braun Elevated Storage Tank (Est) Project, Joey O' Keefe

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On September 20, 2018, aci consulting conducted a cultural resources survey for the Braun Elevated Storage Tank (EST) Project in Williamson County, Texas. The Area of Potential Effect APE(APE) consists of a square, 0.82-acre (0.33-hectare) area and is located 656 feet (200 meters) north on an unnamed road off of W. State Highway (SH) 29, 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) west of Ronald Reagan Blvd. The entire 0.82-acre area was surveyed in preparation for the installation of the Braun EST (Figures 1 and 2).

This work was conducted in compliance with the Texas Administrative Code (13 ...


Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The University Drive Pedestrian Improvements Projec, Ben Fullerton, Ann Keen Jan 2018

Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The University Drive Pedestrian Improvements Projec, Ben Fullerton, Ann Keen

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The City of College Station contracted HDR, Inc. (HDR) to conduct a cultural resources survey for proposed improvements to the pedestrian walkways along University Drive in the City of College Station, Brazos County, Texas. The primary purpose of this project is to improve and enhance pedestrian facilities along University Drive from College Main to 700 feet (ft) east of College Avenue (2,871 linear ft, 0.544 mile). The improvements include new traffic signals, sidewalks, turn lanes, drainage and utility adjustments, and hardscaping. Travel lanes will be restriped to provide 12 ft of width along the curb lines and 10 ...


Intensive Cultural Resources Survey For The Proposed Buena Vista Road Improvements, Ben Fullerton, Kristin Morgan Jan 2018

Intensive Cultural Resources Survey For The Proposed Buena Vista Road Improvements, Ben Fullerton, Kristin Morgan

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) is proposing to improve Buena Vista Road, a two-lane, paved roadway accessing the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Cameron County, Texas. While the project is located within the Laguna Atascosa NWR, the roadway falls under the jurisdiction of Cameron County. The proposed project includes pavement reconstruction and widening by pulverizing and overlaying Buena Vista Road along a 2.7-mile (4.35 kilometer [km]) segment from the intersection of General Brant Road to the north entrance of the Laguna Atascosa NWR (Figure 1-1). The improvements will also include ...


Intensive Pedestrian Survey For The Bcrua Ohl Rebuild, Travis County, Texas, Julie Shipp, Katie Canavan Jan 2018

Intensive Pedestrian Survey For The Bcrua Ohl Rebuild, Travis County, Texas, Julie Shipp, Katie Canavan

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On June 12, 2018, archeologists from aci consulting conducted a cultural resources survey for the proposed Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) overhead line (OHL) rebuild in Travis County, Texas. The Area of Potential Effect for this project consists of the 50-foot Right-of-Way (ROW) for the proposed rebuild of the 5.31-mile overhead electric power supply alignment, for a total of 32.17 acres (13.02 hectares).

The project will be funded through the BCRUA, thus the project was conducted in compliance with the Texas Administrative Code (13 TAC 26.20[2]) under Texas Antiquities Code permit number 8420, as ...