Excavation of the San Pedro Acequia on the grounds of the San Antonio Housing Authority
Nickels, David L.
Cox, I. Waynne
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In July and August 1994, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of the University of Texas at San Antonio conducted excavations to determine the location and construction methods of the San Pedro Acequia (41BX337) on the grounds of the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) in souther San Antonio, Texas. CAR was contracted by SAHA to conduct the excavations prior to construction which could impact the acequia. Testing of the site was completed in October 1994. As a result of the shovel testing, Gradall and backhoe operations, and hand excavation of small units, CAR identified the acequia and exposed it for mapping in profile and plan. The channel contained a dense concentration of late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artifacts. Soil samples were taken for diatom analysis. No further documentation of the architectural design and connstruction of the wood lining in the project area is warranted.