Archaeological survey and assessment of properties for the Conquista Project in Live Oak and Karnes Counties, Texas




Smith, Harvey P.

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


At the request of Mr. Galen Quigley, representing the Conquista Project, Falls City, Texas, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an archaeological and historical assessment of five land tracts in Karnes County and one land tract in Live Oak County. The contract for this work was confirmed by a letter from Mr. Quigley dated March 2, 1978. In compliance with the above agreement, a field team consisting of Harvey Smith, crew chief, and Don White was authorized to proceed with field survey work. Field investigations were under the general supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director of the Center, and Mr. Jack Eaton, Assistant Director. Field work was accomplished in the latter part of March 1978. The five land tracts in Karnes County are contiguous and are discussed as a group in this report. The one land tract in Live Oak County is discussed separately. Upon completion of field work, collected materials were analyzed by the author as a part of the preparation of this report. Specimens, together with field notes and photographs, are on file at the Center for Archaeological Research.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Indians of North America, Live Oak County, Karnes County