An archaeological study of the McPherson Road extension project, Laredo, Texas




Fox, Daniel E.
Uecker, Herbert G.

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Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio


In October 1977, the Commissioners Court of Webb County and the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, entered into a contract for an archaeological assessment of the McPherson Road Extension Project, Laredo, Texas. The object of this survey was to locate, record and evaluate archaeological or historical resources that might be present within the proposed right-of-way. As a result of the survey, three archaeological sites (41 WB 64, 41 WB 65 and 41 WB 66) were located within the right-of-way, and it was determined that these sites would be affected by road construction. Sites 41 WB 64 and 41 WB 65 were recommended for limited testing to evaluate their potential. Site 41 WB 66 was considered to be of little archaeological significance. In November, archaeological testing was conducted at the two recommended sites. The results of these tests indicated that very few subsurface cultural resources would be affected by the road extension project. The results of the archaeological investigations, a summary of artifacts collected, and recommendations are presented here. All field notes, photographs and maps are on file at the Center for Archaeological Research. The collected artifacts are stored at the Center's Archaeology Laboratory, The University of Texas at San Antonio. The field survey and testing were carried out under the supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director of the Center, and Mr. Jack D. Eaton, Assistant Director. The field crew consisted of Daniel E. Fox and Herbert G. Uecker, Center archaeologists.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Indians of North America, Laredo