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Archaeological Anthropology

San Antonio

1974

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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).

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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 ...