Archaeological Monitoring for Ashley Road Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, 2017




Figueroa, Antonia L.

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


In March and June of 2016, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted archaeological monitoring of the construction associated with the Citywide Bridge Program Ashley Road Project located in South Bexar County, Texas. The archaeological investigations and construction monitoring were conducted under Texas Antiquities Committee (TAC) Permit No. 7589 with Dr. Paul Shawn Marceaux serving as the Principal Investigator and Antonia Figueroa as the Project Archaeologist. The goal of archaeological monitoring was to identify any historical properties or features that might be present in the project area. To achieve this goal, CAR staff members monitored all below-ground construction excavations. One feature was identified on the west bank of Sixmile Creek, and CAR staff documented it as a site (41BX2138). The site is a small historic trash dump dating to the early twentieth century. CAR does not recommend further work on the site or in the Area of Potential Effect, and CAR recommends construction proceed as planned. All collected artifacts and project associated documentation are permanently curated at the CAR facility.



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