Archaeological Monitoring of Utilities Installation at Borglum Studio, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
The Center for Archaeological Research was contracted by the Municipal Golf Association San Antonio-Brackenridge Golf Course to monitor trenching for the installation of waterlines connecting to Borglum Studio in Brackenridge Park in the vicinity of the golf course clubhouse. Borglum Studio is listed as a historic building on the Texas Archaeological Site Atlas and is a contributing resource to Brackenridge Park, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The excavation of two trenches was monitored over several days for the presence of potential cultural materials and features. Trench excavations revealed substantial subsurface disturbances resulting from prior construction activities. No intact soils were noted during the trenching, and no features were identified. No artifacts were collected during the project and all records, including field notes, digital photographs, photo logs, maps, and plan-view drawings, pertaining to monitoring were prepared for curation and are permanently stored at the Center for Archaeological Research facility.