An archaeological survey of the proposed Retama/Selma Monopole Project




Vierra, Bradley J.
Houk, Brett A.
Cargill, Diane A.

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


The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted an archaeological survey of the proposed RetamaiSelma Monopole Project for Southwestern Bell Wireless. The investigations included two backhoe trenches, four shovel tests, and a 100-percent pedestrian survey of the project area and access road. The backhoe trenches and shovel tests did not encounter any subsurface artifacts or features, but the pedestrian survey discovered a lithic scatter in the access road. This site, designated 41GU39, contains an Early Archaic component as evidenced by a Gower point. The artifacts appear to be confined to the surface and a 10-cm-thick plow zone. CAR recommends that the proposed project will have no adverse effect and that the sponsor be allowed to proceed as planned.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, excavations, Retama/Selma Monopole Project site, Guadalupe County