Preliminary report of archaeological testing at the Tonkawa Bluff, Victoria City Park, Victoria, Texas




Fox, Anne A.

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


In October 1978, the Center for Archaeological Research was requested by Mr. Jack Murphy, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Victoria, to aid the City in determining the approximate extent of a Spanish Colonia) site in the City Park. The location of the site has been known since the early 19th century (Linn 1883:333-334), but its full extent and the details of its origin and construction have never been determined. A program of archaeological testing was proposed for delineating and assessing the site. Under a contract between the City of Victoria and the Center for Archaeological Research (letter dated November 14, 1978, Mr. Jack Murphy), work was begun on November 27, 1978. The testing was carried out by Anne Fox, Research Associate of the Center, and Cristi Assad of the Center staff. The project was directed by Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Center Director, and Mr. Jack D. Eaton, Assistant Director.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Victoria, Tonkawa Bluff, Indians of North America, Spanish colonial history