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Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed West Fork Of The San Jacinto River South Drainage Channel Phase 3 Project, Montgomery County, Texas, Jeffrey D. Owens, Jesse O. Dalton 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed West Fork Of The San Jacinto River South Drainage Channel Phase 3 Project, Montgomery County, Texas, Jeffrey D. Owens, Jesse O. Dalton

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

Horizon Environmental Services, Inc. (Horizon) was selected by LJA Engineering, Inc. (LJA), on behalf of Montgomery County Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 157, to conduct a cultural resources inventory and assessment for the proposed West Fork of the San Jacinto River South Drainage Channel Phase 3 Project. The proposed undertaking would consist of constructing a new outfall structure within an approximately 1.5-hectare (3.6-acre) area on the eastern bank of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Moorhead Road. The project area is located on a broad coastal flat that has been historically mined for borrow materials ...


Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed City Of Conroe Stewarts Creek Wastewater System Improvements Project, Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, Jeffrey D. Owens, Jesse O. Dalton 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed City Of Conroe Stewarts Creek Wastewater System Improvements Project, Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, Jeffrey D. Owens, Jesse O. Dalton

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

Horizon Environmental Services, Inc. (Horizon) was selected by LJA Engineering, Inc. (LJA), on behalf of the City of Conroe, to conduct a cultural resources inventory and assessment for the proposed Stewarts Creek Wastewater System Improvements Project in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas. The proposed undertaking would consist of rehabilitating and replacing approximately 2.1 kilometers (1.3 miles) of existing gravity sewer pipeline that runs along the western terraces of Stewarts Creek in the southeastern portion of Conroe. The segment of the existing sewer line proposed for rehabilitation and replacement runs along the western terraces of Stewarts Creek extending from Avenue ...


Short Report On An Intensive Archeological Survey For The Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corporation’S Proposed Sh123/Austin Street Water Line Installation Project, Guadalupe County, Texas, Steven Sarich, Josh Haefner 2020 Hicks & Company

Short Report On An Intensive Archeological Survey For The Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corporation’S Proposed Sh123/Austin Street Water Line Installation Project, Guadalupe County, Texas, Steven Sarich, Josh Haefner

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

Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corporation (Client) is proposing to construct an 18-inch water main pipeline along the west side of State Highway (SH) Business 123 (Stockdale Highway/South Austin Street) crossing of the Guadalupe River in the City of Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas (Project). According to current design plans, the proposed water line would be connected to an existing pipeline located approximately 75 feet (ft) [23 meters (m)] north of the Guadalupe River near the existing Max Starke Park Water Treatment Plant and an existing main pipeline located approximately 75 ft (23 m) south of the Guadalupe River along SH 123 ...


Cultural Resources Report For The Cane Island Branch Section Of The Buffalo Bayou Project Between Katy-Flewellen Road And Kingsland Boulevard In Fort Bend County, Texas, Robert Krause, James Hughey, Jacob Hilton 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Cultural Resources Report For The Cane Island Branch Section Of The Buffalo Bayou Project Between Katy-Flewellen Road And Kingsland Boulevard In Fort Bend County, Texas, Robert Krause, James Hughey, Jacob Hilton

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

Gray & Pape, Inc., of Houston, Texas, under contract with BIO-WEST, Inc., has prepared the following report on cultural resources management activities in Fort Bend County, Texas. The project includes an archaeological survey of a total of approximately 0.93 kilometers (0.58 miles) along Buffalo Bayou between Katy-Flewellen Road and Kingsland Boulevard in Katy, Texas. The archaeological Area of Potential Effects is defined as the maintenance corridor, 30 to 60 meters (98 to 196 feet) long. The goal of this study was to assist Fort Bend County, the Texas Historical Commission, and the lead federal agency in determining whether or not intact cultural resources are present within areas for construction, and if so to provide management recommendations for these resources. All activities described herein were subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and issuance of an Antiquities Permit for Archeology (Permit 9319) applied for by Gray & Pape, Inc. on February 13, 2020, and issued by the Texas Historical Commission. No diagnostic or non-diagnostic artifacts were collected in the course of the current survey. As a project permitted through the Texas Historical Commission; however, Gray & Pape, Inc. submitted project records to the Center of Archaeological Studies at Texas State University. The Natural Resource Conservation Service is the lead federal agency for the project.

Fieldwork was conducted between March 12 and March 16, 2020 and required approximately 40person hours to complete. Subsurface testing included a combination of systematic shovel testing and judgement sample auger probing. The site file research revealed two previously recorded archaeological sites (41FB101 and 41FB102) are located within the project area. At the beginning of the survey, an initial attempt was made to relocate previously recorded Sites 41FB101 and 41FB102 through surface inspection and limited shovel testing across the Area of Potential Effects along both sides of Buffalo Bayou. Recent disturbances from mechanical excavation along the channel slopes, the dumping of spoil across the surface of the two-track right-of-way along the bayou, and the active installation of sheet piling were photographed and mapped. Sites 41FB101 and 41FB102 could not be relocated within the Area of Potential Effects during the surface inspection, shovel testing or auger probing. No other historic or prehistoric artifacts or cultural features were identified as a result of this survey.

During the initial reconnaissance, Rangia shells (n=8), including whole (closed) specimens and half shell, were observed on the surface in an area recently disturbed by heavy machinery. The shells were located east of Site 41FB101 along the two-track right-of-way and slope of the east bank of Buffalo Bayou. The majority of them were smaller than 3 centimeters (1.2 inches), with one whole specimen measuring approximately 6 centimeters (2.4 inches). Surface and subsurface inspection in the immediate area of these specimens failed to find evidence of associated cultural features or artifacts on the surface or in a buried context. A variety of modern bricks and brick fragments were also observed along the inner slopes of the east bank near the shell scatter. These same materials were later observed among the variety of riprap materials along the west bank of the bayou west of Site 41FB102 near a residential property immediately adjacent to the Area of Potential Effects. No additional cultural materials were observed on the surface with the exception of modern debris including plastics and aluminum cans.

Gray & Pape, Inc. is not recommending a site designation for the Rangia shell or brick scatter observed during the survey for the foregoing reasons:1) there were no intact, buried deposits or features found; 2) there was no material that could be positively identified as artifacts; 3) the bricks observed were modern and likely deposited by landowners in attempts to prevent erosion; 4) the size, quantity, and inclusion of whole Rangia identified on the surface appear to be natural occurrences as opposed to the remains of an archaeological deposit or feature; and 5) it is impossible to determine the original location of the shell specimens at this time.

Based on the results of this investigation, Sites 41FB101 and 41FB102 do not appear to extend into the existing easement belonging to the ...


Marine Archaeological Survey For The Webster To Seadrift Pipeline Project In Calhoun And Jackson Counties, Texas, John Rawls, Michael C. Tuttle, Jim Hughey, Michael Quennoz 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Marine Archaeological Survey For The Webster To Seadrift Pipeline Project In Calhoun And Jackson Counties, Texas, John Rawls, Michael C. Tuttle, Jim Hughey, Michael Quennoz

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

Under contract to BIO-WEST, Inc., Gray & Pape, Inc., of Houston, Texas, conducted a Phase I marine archaeological survey for the proposed Webster to Seadrift Pipeline Project in Calhoun and Jackson counties, Texas. Enterprise Products Operating LLC sponsored the archaeological survey. All marine fieldwork and reporting activities were completed with reference to state law (Antiquities Code of Texas [Title 9, Chapter 191 of the Texas Natural Resources Code] and Texas State rules found in the Texas Administrative Code [Title 13, part 2, Chapters 26 and 28]) for cultural resources investigations. Work was completed under Texas Antiquities Permit Number 9004. The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District has been identified as the lead federal agency. All project records are curated at the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

The Phase I underwater archaeological investigation assessed the number, locations, cultural affiliations, components, spatial distribution, data potential, and other salient characteristics of potential submerged cultural resources within the proposed project area. The linear project area includes approximately 391 hectares (967 acres) of submerged land in Calhoun and Jackson counties, Texas. The investigation included a comprehensive magnetic and acoustic remote sensing survey and target analysis designed to determine the presence or absence of potentially significant remote sensing targets that might be affected by proposed project activity.

Background research revealed that there are no previously recorded sites within the Area of Potential Effects and that there have been two previous cultural resource surveys (Pearson et al. 1993; Gearhart 2016), conducted between 1993 and 2016, partially within the project Area of Potential Effects. Research also revealed that the 50-meter (164-foot) avoidance areas, as mandated by Texas Administrative Code, Title 13, Part 2, Chapter 26, for three previously recorded magnetic anomalies (Mag 7–Mag 9) identified by Gearhart (2016) are partially located within the survey area. These three magnetic anomalies were recommended for avoidance as they represent potential cultural resources.

The grid for the remote sensing survey within the open waters of Lavaca Bay consisted of a total of 19 track lines (Lines ...


Cultural Resources Intensive Pedestrian Survey Within The Dayton Loop Pipeline Project, Harris And Liberty Counties, Texas, Tony Scott, Amanda Kloepfer 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Cultural Resources Intensive Pedestrian Survey Within The Dayton Loop Pipeline Project, Harris And Liberty Counties, Texas, Tony Scott, Amanda Kloepfer

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

Gray & Pape, Inc., of Houston, Texas, conducted an intensive pedestrian cultural resources survey of jurisdictional portions of survey corridor within a proposed pipeline alignment measuring a total of approximately 30 kilometers (18.5 miles) located in Harris and Liberty Counties, Texas. The pipeline route is on privately-owned property; therefore, a Texas Antiquities Permit was not required prior to survey. In total, the surveyed property totals approximately 2.8 hectares (7 acres) which defines the Area of Potential Effects. The goals of the survey were to establish whether or not previously unidentified archaeological resources were located within the project area, also defined as the project’s Area of Potential Effects, and whether the pipeline alignment would affect any previously identified cultural resources. The lead agency for the project has been identified as the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District. The procedures to be followed by the ...


Cultural Resources Survey For The Proposed Mud 121 Brazos River Levee Protection Project In Fort Bend County, Texas, Michael Quennoz, Tony Scott 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

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 ...


Archaeological Survey For The Lower Greens Bayou Trail Project, Segments Gr02 And Gr03, In Harris County, Texas, Michael Quennoz, Jacob Hilton, Amanda Kleopfer, Tony Scott 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Archaeological Survey For The Lower Greens Bayou Trail Project, Segments Gr02 And Gr03, In Harris County, Texas, Michael Quennoz, Jacob Hilton, Amanda Kleopfer, Tony Scott

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

Over several mobilizations between April 2018 and January 2020, Gray & Pape, Inc., of Houston, Texas, conducted an intensive pedestrian cultural resources survey of two segments (Segments GR02 and GR03) of proposed trail development along Lower Greens Bayou in the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas. The project alignment measures approximately 10.8 kilometers (6.7 miles) in length and encompasses approximately 9.6 hectares (23.7 acres) of area. Another 0.6 kilometers (0.4 miles) or 0.6 hectares (1.4 acres) of project alignment was removed from consideration. In total, approximately 11.4 kilometers (7.1 miles) or 10.2 hectares (25.1 acres) was surveyed for the project. Because the proposed trail development occurs on publicly owned properties a Texas Antiquities Code Permit was required prior to survey. All work was completed under Texas Antiquities Permit #8328, which was assigned by the Texas Historical Commission on February 14, 2018.

Fieldwork and reporting activities were performed according to procedures set forth by the Texas Historical Commission and the Council of Texas Archeologists. The goals of the survey were to establish whether or not previously unidentified archaeological resources were located within the project area, also defined as the project’s Area of Potential Effects, and whether the proposed development would affect any previously identified cultural resources.

Prior to fieldwork, site file and background research was conducted, including a review of historic aerial and topographic maps in an attempt to locate any historic structures associated with the Area of Potential Effects. Site file review and background research indicated that there are no previously recorded sites within the project Area of Potential Effects.

Fieldwork took place between April 10, 2018 and January 7, 2020 and consisted of a combination of pedestrian survey and shovel testing. Systematic shovel testing was performed along a single transect over both project segments resulting in 131 shovel tests being excavated, of which 11 were positive for cultural material. The survey revealed that large portions of both project segments have been heavily disturbed by development and flood events, however, three new archaeological sites, 41HR1234, 41HR1235, and 41HR1236, and one historic Isolate were identified as a result of survey. Site 41HR1234 was identified as a mid-twentieth century historic trash midden. Site 41HR1235 was identified as a Late Prehistoric ephemeral campsite. Site 41HR1236 was identified as a multicomponent prehistoric campsite and historic isolate. Diagnostic artifacts were observed at all three sites; however, it is the recommendation of Gray & Pape, Inc. that only Sites 41HR1235 and 41HR1236 are significant in the materials they contain and their potential to offer additional research potential. Direct impacts to both sites have been avoided by the project alignment as currently planned. While indirect impacts such as looting are a concern, the distance between the sites and the current alignment as well the density of woods surrounding them minimizes the danger as a result of the project. Eligibility testing is recommended for the sites if they cannot ...


Report On The Results Of Eligibility Testing At Site 41tv222 For The Webberville Park New Maintenance Facility Project, Travis County, Texas, Will Pratt, Josh Haefner 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Report On The Results Of Eligibility Testing At Site 41tv222 For The Webberville Park New Maintenance Facility Project, Travis County, Texas, Will Pratt, Josh Haefner

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

In January 2016, Hicks & Company conducted eligibility testing at Site 41TV222 located within Webberville Park, Travis County, Texas. The investigations were conducted on behalf of Travis County under Texas Antiquities Permit #7513 in preparation for the proposed construction of a new maintenance building, an associated paved parking area, new walkways, and park lighting.

The area of potential effects (APE) for the proposed improvements both overlays and is immediately adjacent to the boundaries of Site 41TV222 as depicted on the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC’s) Archeological Sites Atlas. This site was previously determined eligible as a State Antiquities Landmark. Prior ...


Cultural Resources Survey Of The Dps Outdoor Bomb And Gun Range Project, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Tarrant County, Texas, Anne Gibson, Karen Stone 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

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 ...


Cultural Resources Survey For The City Of Florence Municipal Facilities Complex Project, Williamson County, Texas, Christopher M. Shelton, Victoria J. Myers 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Cultural Resources Survey For The City Of Florence Municipal Facilities Complex Project, Williamson County, Texas, Christopher M. Shelton, Victoria J. Myers

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

On behalf of the City of Florence, Texas, SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted an intensive cultural resources survey of the proposed City of Florence Municipal Facilities Complex (Project) in Williamson County, Texas. The 1.2-acre parcel scheduled for redevelopment is located on land owned and managed by the City of Florence, 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 the National Historic Preservation Act ...


Cultural Resources Survey And Evaluation Of Archeological Sites 41ws105, 41ws159, 41ws160, And 41ws161 For The Proposed Fence Line Project In Grasslands Units 48, 62 And 63, Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland, Wise County, Texas, Steve Sarich, Josh Haefner 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Cultural Resources Survey And Evaluation Of Archeological Sites 41ws105, 41ws159, 41ws160, And 41ws161 For The Proposed Fence Line Project In Grasslands Units 48, 62 And 63, Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland, Wise County, Texas, Steve Sarich, Josh Haefner

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

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to reconstruct perimeter fencing surrounding three Grasslands units located within the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland (LBJ National Grassland) in Wise County, Texas. As part of the proposed perimeter fence reconstruction within the three proposed Grasslands units, the USFS is seeking a general inventory of cultural resources which includes background and historic research, archeological field survey, site delineation, a determination of the condition of recorded cultural resources, and recommendation of eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) of any sites encountered.

The overall project tracts are subject to ...


Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed Dripping Springs Wastewater System Improvements Project (Eid 1), Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas, Jahleen E. Sefton, Jeffrey D. Owens, Jesse O. Dalton 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Intensive Cultural Resources Survey Of The Proposed Dripping Springs Wastewater System Improvements Project (Eid 1), Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas, Jahleen E. Sefton, Jeffrey D. Owens, Jesse O. Dalton

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

Horizon Environmental Services, Inc. (Horizon) was selected by the City of Dripping Springs to conduct an intensive cultural resources inventory survey and assessment of the proposed Dripping Springs Wastewater System Improvements Project (EID 1) in Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas (USACE Project No. SWF-2020-00075). This survey represents the first phase of a larger project involving the proposed construction of wastewater system improvements in Dripping Springs. The current phase of the project would involve three separate components—the West Interceptor segment, which extends approximately 3.7 kilometers (2.3 miles) in length along Onion Creek west of Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 12 ...


An Intensive Archeological Survey Of The Owl Hills-Tunstill 138-Kv Transmission Line Route, Michael L. Mudd 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

An Intensive Archeological Survey Of The Owl Hills-Tunstill 138-Kv Transmission Line Route, Michael L. Mudd

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

Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC (Oncor) is planning to construct the Owl Hills—Tunstill 138-kV Transmission Line Route in Culberson, Reeves and Loving Counties, Texas. Oncor contracted with Halff Associates, Inc. to conduct an intensive pedestrian survey of 18.5 miles of new 138-kV transmission line on private property. The survey was conducted January 20-24, 2020 and a total of 102 shovel tests were excavated in areas where buried archeological deposits where expected, and two 15-meter (32.8-foot) transects underwent pedestrian survey within the 70-foot (21.3-meter) wide survey corridor, which measures approximately 157 acres.

Three archeological sites (41RV208, 41RV209 ...


Cultural Resources Survey Of The Lone Star Express Ii Pipeline – Loop 3, In Eastland, Comanche, Erath, And Bosque Counties, Texas, Tony Scott, Amanda Kloepfer 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Cultural Resources Survey Of The Lone Star Express Ii Pipeline – Loop 3, In Eastland, Comanche, Erath, And Bosque Counties, Texas, Tony Scott, Amanda Kloepfer

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

Gray & Pape, Inc., of Houston, Texas, on behalf of Lone Star NGL Pipeline, LP, conducted an intensive pedestrian cultural resources survey within permitted areas of the 142.27-kilometer (88.4mile) long Lone Star Express II Pipeline Project – Loop 3, in Eastland, Comanche, Erath, and Bosque Counties, Texas. The lead agency for the project has been identified as the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (Permit No. SWF-2019-00091). Thus, survey efforts concentrated on areas anticipated to be under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (permit areas). Within Loop 3, the total Area of Potential Effects within the permit areas measures approximately 209.9 hectares (518.6 acres). This area encapsulates approximately 52.8 kilometers (32.8 miles) of proposed project alignment. The procedures to be followed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill the requirements set forth in the National Historic Preservation Act, other applicable historic preservation laws, and Presidential directives as they relate to the regulatory program of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (33 CFR Parts 320-334) are articulated in the Regulatory Program of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Part 325 - Processing of Department of the Army Permits, Appendix C - Procedures for the Protection of Historic Properties.

All fieldwork and reporting activities were completed according to a scope of work submitted to the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas Historical Commission and accepted standards set forth by the Texas Historical Commission and the Council of Texas Archeologists and in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

A records and literature review of the project location prior to survey identified 13 previously recorded archaeological sites, four historic markers, five cemeteries, and five previously conducted surveys within a 0.8-kilometer (0.5-mile) radius of Loop 3. Of those, the mapped locations for one recorded archaeological site and three previous surveys intersect the project corridor. An additional three archaeological sites are located within 91 meters (300 feet) of the project’s Areas of Potential Effects. Fieldwork on Loop 3 was conducted in the Spring of 2019 with supplemental survey in August, October, and November of 2019 and required approximately 3,680-person hours to complete. Survey involved archaeological reconnaissance and shovel testing throughout anticipated permit areas within the project corridor. In total, approximately 901 shovel tests were excavated within permit areas, of which four were positive for cultural material.

No portions of previously recorded resources: 41ER48, 41ER49, 41ER50, or 41ER56, were re-identified; however, two new previously unrecorded resources, 41BQ358 and 41BQ359, and one isolate, BQ-07-ISO-01, were discovered. The newly recorded resources consist of sparse Prehistoric lithic scatters, consisting mainly of debitage and lacking temporally or culturally diagnostic artifacts. The lone diagnostic artifact, Isolate BQ-07-ISO-01, consists of an Ellis or Godley type projectile point dating to the Late to Transitional Archaic. The resource areas within the pipeline corridor showed clear disturbance from the adjacent pipeline right-of-way. Indications of soil deflation, erosion, and past land modifications such as agriculture or terracing were also observed. Further, Resource 41BQ358 and Isolate BQ-07-ISO-01 are located on ...


A Phase I Cultural Resource Survey For The Proposed Six Mile Boat Ramp Expansion Project (Texas Antiquities Permit #9155), Jay W. Gray, Jennifer M. Haney 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

A Phase I Cultural Resource Survey For The Proposed Six Mile Boat Ramp Expansion Project (Texas Antiquities Permit #9155), Jay W. Gray, Jennifer M. Haney

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

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., personnel completed a records review and cultural resource survey for the proposed expansion of the existing Six Mile Boat Ramp in Sabine County, Texas. This work was performed to assist the Sabine River Authority of Texas in complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (Public Law 89-665, 16 U.S.C. 470h-2) as an applicant for a Section 404 Clean Water Act Permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the provisions of the Texas Administrative Code regarding archaeological resources on public lands. The Texas Administrative Code requires review of ...


Cultural Resources Survey Of The Lone Star Express Ii Pipeline Project - Loop 1, In Midland, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, And Nolan Counties, Texas, Tony Scott, Amanda Kloepfer 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Cultural Resources Survey Of The Lone Star Express Ii Pipeline Project - Loop 1, In Midland, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, And Nolan Counties, Texas, Tony Scott, Amanda Kloepfer

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

Gray & Pape, Inc., of Houston, Texas, on behalf of Lone Star NGL Pipeline, LP, conducted an intensive pedestrian cultural resources survey within permitted areas of the 174.36-kilometer (108.34-mile) long Lone Star Express II Pipeline Project – Loop 1, in Midland, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, and Nolan Counties, Texas. The lead agency for the project has been identified as the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (Permit No. SWG-2019-00091). Thus, survey efforts concentrated on areas anticipated to be under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (permit areas). Within Loop 1, the total Area of Potential Effects within the permit areas measures approximately 125.6 hectares (310.3 acres). This area encapsulates approximately 29.6 kilometers (18.4 miles) of proposed project alignment. In addition, approximately 2.3 kilometers (1.4 miles) or 8.9 hectares (21.9 acres) of the proposed route are controlled by the City of Colorado City and thus required the issuance of a Texas Antiquities Code Permit. Permit number 8896 was issued for the project. The procedures to be followed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill the requirements set forth in the National Historic Preservation Act, other applicable historic preservation laws, and Presidential directives as they relate to the regulatory program of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (33 CFR Parts 320-334) are articulated in the Regulatory Program of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Part 325 - Processing of Department of the Army Permits, Appendix C - Procedures for the Protection of Historic Properties.

All fieldwork and reporting activities were completed according to a scope of work submitted to the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas Historical Commission and accepted standards set forth by the Texas Historical Commission and the Council of Texas Archeologists and in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Gray & Pape, Inc. submitted project records to the Center of Archaeological Studies at Texas State University.

A records and literature review of the project location prior to survey identified 62 previously recorded archaeological resources, one cemetery, one historic marker, and 22 previously conducted surveys within a 0.8-kilometer (0.5-mile) radius of the Loop 1 segment. Of those, 10 recorded archaeological resources and six previous surveys intersect anticipated permit areas. Fieldwork on Loop 1 was conducted in the Spring of 2019 with supplemental survey in July, August, and September 2019. Survey of Loop 1 required approximately 1,200 Gray & Pape, Inc. person-hours to complete and involved archaeological reconnaissance and shovel testing throughout anticipated permit areas within the project corridor. In total, approximately 664 shovel tests were excavated within permit areas, 25 of which were positive for cultural materials. An additional 122 shovel tests were conducted as part of resource delineation efforts. Field effort also included the excavation of a total of 13 deep tests.

Nine previously recorded resources: 41NL6, 41NL313, 41NL314, 41NL315, 41NL316, 41NL320, 41NL321, 41NL323, and 41NL326; eight new previously unrecorded resources: 41HW142, 41MH128, 41MH130, 41NL377, 41NL378, 41NL379, 41NL380, and 41NL392; and four isolate finds were identified within Loop 1 permit areas. An additional 10 previously recorded resources: 41MD41, 41HW8, 41HW104, 41HW105, 41HW106, 41NL310, 41NL312, 41NL322, 41NL324, and 41NL325; and one newly identified resource, 41MH129, were identified within the Area of Potential Effects but outside of jurisdictional areas. These sites largely exhibited surface scatters of lithics which are typical for the area and were consistent with the resources identified within jurisdictional permit areas.


2018-2019 Annual Report Of Work Carried Out At Memorial Park, City Of Houston, Harris County, Texas, Michael Quennoz 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

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 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

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 Deep Testing Of The Nabors Tract, The Tomball Oilfield, And Approximately 1 Mile Of Streamin Harris County, Texas, Richard Thompson Stark 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Archaeological Deep Testing Of The Nabors Tract, The Tomball Oilfield, And Approximately 1 Mile Of Streamin Harris County, Texas, Richard Thompson Stark

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

In March 2020, Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc. contracted with Gray & Pape, Inc., of Houston, Texas, to perform a cultural resources survey of property proposed for conveyance improvements and regional stormwater detention development in Harris County, Texas. The proposed property is located immediately west of the western Terminus of Holderrieth Road, in the southwest portion of Tomball, Harris County, Texas. The project Area of Potential Effects is defined as an approximately 251-hectare (620-acre) area. It is understood that prior archaeological research and field efforts have been completed on portions of the current Area of Potential Effects and a primary assumption of this current archaeological endeavor is that those pedestrian survey and systematic shovel testing projects were adequate to assist Gray & Pape, Inc. in preparing this report for the completion of agency review for the Area of Potential Effects (Uecker et al. 2016; McLeod et al. 2018). For project permitting purposes, the lead federal agency for the project has been identified as the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, in coordination with Harris County Flood Control District and the Texas Historical Commission. A Texas Antiquities Permit (9332) was received prior to the commencement of fieldwork. The wetlands were mapped and flagged prior to fieldwork under SWG-2014-00651. All fieldwork and reporting activities were completed with reference to state (the Antiquities Code of Texas and the Council of Texas Archaeologists) and federal guidelines. No ...


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