Excavations of portions of the San Pedro Acequia (41 BX 337) and a search for the Arocha Acequia, San Antonio, Texas




Cox, I. Waynne

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


Upon notification that the upper San Pedro Acequia was known to be below the anticipated parking lot to be constructed for the VIA Metropolitan Transit System, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) contacted the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, to investigate and document the site. A representative from the THC examined the site and requested minimal excavation and documentation of the San Pedro Acequia in this location. We recommend that this portion of the San Pedro Acequia is eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Following the work on the San Pedro Acequia, the VIA Metropolitan Transit System contacted the CAR-UTSA to investigate another area prior to construction of a parking lot, where the Arocha Acequia was believed to be buried. The CAR-UTSA field crew found no indication that any trace of the Arocha Acequia survived in the area. We recommend no further work in this area.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, San Pedro Acequia, San Antonio, Bexar County, excavations, Arocha Acequia