Archaeological survey of the proposed road improvements at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City, Gillespie County, Texas




Ulrich, Kristi M.

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


In September of 2009, CAR was contracted by the National Park Service Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park to conduct a pedestrian survey along the routes of the proposed improvements to two park roads: Bailey Road and Davis Road. Thirty shovel tests were excavated during the linear survey. Of these 30 shovel tests, seven produced cultural material. The material encountered consisted of lithic flakes and metal fragments. One multi-component site was designated during the course of the project. Site 41GL411 produced a few flakes, rusted unidentifiable metal fragments, a fencing staple and slag. CAR recommends that the site’s mixed deposits are not eligible for listing to the National Register of Historic Places nor warrant formal designation as a State Archaeological Landmark. A small portion of previously recorded site 41GL319 was encountered during the survey. One shovel test located within the site boundary produced one lithic flake. Two isolated finds were recorded during the project. Dr. Steve Tomka served as Principal Investigator. All artifacts collected were processed at the CAR laboratory, and returned to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park for final curation.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Gillespie County, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park