Archaeological investigations of areas slated for expansion at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas




Gibson, Eric C.
Jones, Courtenay J.
Knepper, Dennis A.

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


During April 1982, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a cultural resource survey and evaluation of 31.68 acres slated as an expansion area for the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. This was accomplished through two research methods: (1) a literature and archival search supplemented by interviews of knowledgeable persons; followed by (2) a planned subsurface archaeological testing program. One badly disturbed prehistoric site (41 BX 346) of unknown function and unknown chronological association was discovered as a result of these activities. Because the site is so severely mixed and displaced, it is not considered a significant cultural resource, and no further work is recommended. The legal basis for this cultural resource survey and evaluation is described in the federal legislation of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, the Archeological and Historical Preservation Act of 1974, and Executive Order 11593.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, San Antonio, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery