An Intensive Pedestrian Survey for the Proposed Maverick Creek Trail, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Date

2024-06-06

Authors

Burns, David
Kemp, Leonard

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

Abstract

On December 11, 2023, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted an intensive pedestrian survey of the proposed Maverick Creek Trail in north San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. This proposed trail is located due east of Babcock Road, running nearly adjacent to Maverick Creek. The project area is primarily on property belonging to UTSA except for the City of San Antonio (COSA) owned southernmost end, which crosses UTSA Blvd. and extends for about 100 meters (m) to the south. The work was conducted on behalf of COSA with Adams Environmental Inc. (AEI) serving as the project management team. The project took place on lands that are owned by subdivisions of the state of Texas and therefore are subject to review by the Texas Historical Commission (THC). The project falls under the Antiquities Code of Texas as well as by COSA’s Unified Development Code (UDC; Article 6 35-630 to 35-634). CAR obtained Texas Antiquities Permit (TAP) No. 31449 prior to the commencement of fieldwork. Cynthia Munoz, CAR Interim Director, served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the project, and Leonard Kemp served as the Project Archaeologist (PA). Mr. Kemp was assisted by David Burns, who served as crew chief on the project.

The project area of the proposed trail is 18.3 m wide but expands to 21.3 m at creek crossings. It covers a linear distance of 1.5 km and an area of roughly 7 acres (2.8 ha.). The trail is in a heavily wooded section along Maverick Creek on the western edge of the UTSA Main Campus. CAR excavated 16 shovel tests on the trail. Shovel tests were located approximately 100 m apart, except for two shovel tests placed at stream crossings where more extensive ground modification is likely to occur, and a shovel test on the previously defined location of site 41BX440. No new sites were recorded. All shovel tests were negative for archaeological material. No artifacts were documented on the ground surface. No collections were made. All records generated during this project are permanently curated at CAR under Accession No. 2838.

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UTSA, Maverick Creek, Maverick Creek Trail, Bexar County

Citation

Burns, D. and L. Kemp (2024). An Intensive Pedestrian Survey for the Proposed Maverick Creek Trail, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Technical Report, No. 107. Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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