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Archaeological Anthropology

San Antonio

1986

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La Villita Earthworks (41bx677): San Antonio, Texas A Preliminary Report Of Investigations Of Mexican Siege Works At The Battle Of The Alamo, Joseph H. Labadie Jan 1986

La Villita Earthworks (41bx677): San Antonio, Texas A Preliminary Report Of Investigations Of Mexican Siege Works At The Battle Of The Alamo, Joseph H. Labadie

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

La Villita Earthworks is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. The site appears to have been formed initially in late February 1836, by Mexican soldiers with General Santa Anna’s invading forces during the second battle of the Alamo. The outcome of this battle has been the topic for literally thousands of books over the past 149 years. Now, for the first time, archaeological evidence has been discovered which provides the first real glimpse at the Mexican side of the battle of the Alamo. The ramifications of the discovery are yet to be fully realized. Military historians ...


Archaeological Testing Of Historic Sites To Be Affected By Construction Of Ih 410 Through The San Antonio Missions National Park City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr. Jan 1986

Archaeological Testing Of Historic Sites To Be Affected By Construction Of Ih 410 Through The San Antonio Missions National Park City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, John W. Clark, Jr.

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

The State Department of Highways and Public Transportation plans to add access lanes along segments of Loop 410 (IH 410) in the City of San Antonio, Texas. The project traverses the acequia systems of Missions San Francisco de la Espada and San Juan Capistrano and also is adjacent to an historic site, 41BX252, which is the possible location of some historical structures. Backhoe trenching and hand excavation, conducted December 8 and 9, 1986, produced no nineteenth century or Spanish Colonial materials, and also revealed that the segments of the acequias and desagues (laterals) within the project right-of-way had been disturbed ...


Archaeological Investigations At The United States Arsenal Site (41bx622), San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1986

Archaeological Investigations At The United States Arsenal Site (41bx622), San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox

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

Test excavations were carried out at two locations on the grounds of the old U.S. Arsenal in downtown San Antonio, Texas, in December 1983. Backhoe trenching at the north end of the site revealed no indication of the location of an acequia lateral suspected to run through the area. Test excavations at the south end of the stone stable building found no indication of the location of a stairway which is presumed to have led to a second story doorway in the wall of the building. Historical research resulted in production of a history of the Arsenal from the ...


An Archaeological Survey And Monitoring Of The Razing Of The Acuna Furniture And Music Company Building, Downtown San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1986

An Archaeological Survey And Monitoring Of The Razing Of The Acuna Furniture And Music Company Building, Downtown San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

In September 1985, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, was requested to conduct an investigation of the archaeological potential of the Acuña Furniture and Music Company building located at 125 North Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas. An archival search, to determine the construction period of the present building and possible prior structures, was conducted, and an on-site inspection was made. Both indicated that no historic resources would be affected by the demolition of the building. The demolition of the building was monitored to assure that no artifacts were revealed. No further work is recommended ...


Additional Archaeological And Historical Studies For The Fairmount Hotel Project In San Antonio, Texas, Joseph H. Labadie Jan 1986

Additional Archaeological And Historical Studies For The Fairmount Hotel Project In San Antonio, Texas, Joseph H. Labadie

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

The purpose of this archaeological project was to evaluate the cultural resource significance of the southern portion of Lot 6, its potential for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and as a State Archeological Landmark, and to determine if development would cause significant damage to subsurface deposits. The field work was conducted by George Deaton, Joe Tovar, Kenny Wright, and Joseph Labadie (Project Director) under the supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Center Director, and Jack D. Eaton, Associate Director. All field notes and materials recovered from testing are curated at the Center for Archaeological Research at The ...


Excavations Of Portions Of The San Pedro Acequia (41bx337) And A Search Fro The Arocha Acequia, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox Jan 1986

Excavations Of Portions Of The San Pedro Acequia (41bx337) And A Search Fro The Arocha Acequia, San Antonio, Texas, I. Waynne Cox

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

Upon notification that the upper San Pedro Acequia was known to be below the anticipated parking lot to be constructed for the VIA Metropolitan Transit System, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) contacted the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, to investigate and document the site. A representative from the THC examined the site and requested minimal excavation and documentation of the San Pedro Acequia in this location. We recommend that this portion of the San Pedro Acequia is eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Following the work on the San Pedro ...