An archaeological test excavation at John James Park, City of San Antonio, Texas




Katz, Susanna R.

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


An archaeological testing program at John James Park in the northeastern por-tion of San Antonio, Texas, was conducted for a two week period during the early summer of 1977. The research was funded by the City of San Antonio, Department of Parks and Recreation, under a contract with the Center for Archaeological Research of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Thomas R. Hester served as Principal Investigator. Acting upon recommendations resulting from a surface survey (Phase I) of the Park (Frkuska et ai. 1977), this testing phase (Phase II) carried out two objectives: establishment of precise spatial and chronological boundaries of the site, and evaluation of the eligibility of the site for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The latter required the excavation pro-cedures described below.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Indians of North America, San Antonio, John James Park