An archaeological survey for the Bexar County Correctional Facility at Cagnon Road, San Antonio, Texas




Cargill, Diane A.
Houk, Brett A.
Nickels, David L.

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


An archaeological survey was conducted near Cagnon Road by the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas for Bexar County. The project area is the proposed location for the Bexar County Correctional Facility. Intensive pedestrian survey and backhoe trenching were employed to determine the presence and depth of cultural material in the project area. One prehistoric site, characterized by a surface lithic scatter, was identified. Due to thin topsoil and agricultural activities, the site exists in a disturbed context. Furthermore, the presence of shallow Cretaceous age subsoil precludes finding buried in situ cultural material in the project area. Since the Bexar County Correctional Facility will not negatively impact intact cultural deposits it is recom-mended that construction be allowed to proceed.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, excavations, archaeological surveying, Bexar County, Bexar County Correctional Facility, Cretaceous subsoil