Archaeological inventory of 216 acres of Martindale Army Aviation Support Facility, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas




Munoz, Cynthia M.

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


During the fall of 2006 (October 24 through November 3, 2006), the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an archaeological inventory of the Army National Guard Martindale Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) located in Bexar County, Texas for the Adjutant General’s Office. No plans for construction on the facility are proposed. The work was performed under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 4272, with Dr. Raymond Mauldin, CAR Assistant Director, serving as Principal Investigator and Cynthia Moore Munoz serving as the Project Archaeologist. The inventory consisted of a 100 percent pedestrian survey accompanied by shovel testing of approximately 121 acres of open land on the 216-acre Army National Guard Martindale AASF. No features were observed within the project area. In the process of conducting the survey one new site was identified and documented, 41BX1694. This site is located along the eastern boundary of the property and consists ofa scatter of burned rock, debitage, a tool and a tested cobble. All of the artifacts were encountered in the top 30 cm of sediments. Due to the disturbed nature of the top 30 cm of the project area from bioturbation, rodent activity and soil tilling, and to the low density of cultural remains, the site appears to retain minimal research potential. However, due to the close proximity of Rosillo Creek and the presence of alluvial soils the possibility exists for deeply buriedfeatures and/or cultural material on the eastern side of the facility. Because the survey consisted of shovel testing the upper 60 cm of sediments, any deeply buried deposits were not assessed. Therefore CAR recommends that 41BX1694 be considered potentially eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Artifacts collected during this project were prepared for curation according to Texas Historical Commission guidelines and are curated at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, archaeological surveying, excavations, Bexar County, San Antonio