An archaeological survey of proposed areas for alternate roadways at Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas




Brown, David O.

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


On June 16, 1977, an archaeologist from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted a surface survey in the area of Olmos Dam. The areas surveyed include the 250-foot right-of-way just to the south of the dam, and also an area extending roughly 500 feet north of the dam (Fig. 1). These are two of several areas considered for an alternate vehicle road to be used during planned modifications to Olmos Dam. The pro-posed routes under study which were surveyed are listed as road alternatives IV-B and VI as shown on plans supplied by W. E. Simpson Co., Inc., Consulting Engineers, dated May 31, 1977. The survey was conducted under contract between the Center for Archaeological Research and the City of San Antonio Public Works Department. Fieldwork was done by Mr. David Brown, under the direction of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Center Director and Mr. Jack D. Eaton, Research Associate of the Center. The two areas surveyed were inspected for surface indications of archaeological resources, and, in addition, subsurface shovel testing was done in selected places to aid in evaluations. All archaeological materials collected in the survey are now in the permanent collection maintained by the Center. This report is based in part upon the preliminary study submitted to the City Planning Commission on June 21, 1977.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, San Antonio, archaeological surveying