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    A Preliminary Archaeological Survey along the Medio Creek Drainage, Southwestern Bexar County, Texas
    (Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1977) McGraw, A. Joachim
    During late February, March and April of 1977, a preliminary archaeological survey was conducted along portions of Medio Creek, an intermittently running waterway in southwest Bexar County. Particular interest in this area focuses around two main elements: (1) the area of Medio Creek and southwest Bexar County in general is very poorly known archaeologically; and (2) suburban development moving westward from the city of San Antonio will shortly destroy or alter major areas of the topography near or on the creek, along with its archaeological resources. The intent of the survey was to locate archaeological sites in the area and determine their significance and potential before destruction or alteration occurred. This general perspective encompasses an overall view of the creek drainage and possible occupational patterns that might have occurred.
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    An Initial Archaeological and Historical Assessment of Three Proposed Dam Sites in Gonzales and Kendall Counties, Texas
    (Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1975-02) Hester, Thomas R.; Kelly, Thomas C.; Bass, Feris A., Jr.
    Under the terms of a contract with Ecology Audits, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio, carried out general archaeological and historical assessments in Gonzales and Kendall counties. The present report will form part of a larger document (to be submitted to the United States Bureau of Reclamation) dealing with proposed construction of the Gonzales and Dilworth dams (Gonzales County) and Dam 7 (Kendall County). During the month of February, 1975, personnel of the Center for Archaeological Research compiled information on the archaeology and history of the areas of the three proposed dam sites. Emphasis was placed on an assessment of the archaeological resources and 5.5 days were devoted to field visits to the three proposed reservoir basins. The purpose of these field trips was not intensive survey, but rather a brief on-the-ground inspection of certain portions of these reservoirs, in order to provide an initial, and quite general, assessment of the archaeological resources which might exist. Time was also devoted to a literature survey designed to provide historical summaries of the regions within which the reservoirs might be constructed.
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    Archaeological and Historical Resources in the San Antonio-Guadalupe River Basins: A Preliminary Statement
    (Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1975) Hester, Thomas R.
    In November, 1974, the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio was requested to prepare an archaeological-historical resource inventory of the Guadalupe-San Antonio River Basins. This work was done under contract with Ecol ogy Audits, Inc. of Dallas, Texas. The contract called for the inventory to be of a general nature, suitable for use as a base line description in planning. The contract stated that the following items were to be included in the assessment: 1) Inventories for the 15 counties within the basin: Bandera, Bexar, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Victoria, and Wilson Counties, as well as two counties, Medina and Uvalde, lying outside the study area. 2) Topics including, but not limited to: a. Statements about archaeological sites and their significance. b. Indian cultures. c. Other ethnic cultures. d. Religious groups. e. "Western Frontier". f. Architecture and styles. g. Major historical events. h. Major historical persons. 3) General Assessment of archaeological and historical resources in the following proposed reservoirs: a. Lockhart Reservoir (Gonzales County). b. Cloptin Crossing Reservoir (Hays County). c. Goliad Reservoir (Goliad and Karnes Counties). d. Applewhite Reservoir (DeWitt County). e. Cuero Reservoir (DeWitt County). f. Ingram Reservoir (Kerr County). This report presents the results of the study carried out by the Center for Archaeological Research. Active participants in various phases of the project included the following Center personnel: Feris A. Bass, Jr., Mary Frances Chadderdon, Nancy Y. Clayton, Anne A. Fox, E. S. Harris, Cheryl Lynn Highley, Jules Jacquier, Thomas C. Kelly, and Harvey P. Smith, Jr.