Cultural Resources Monitoring for the Carnahan Canal Wall Stabilization Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas




Figueroa, Antonia L.

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


In January of 2019, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), in response to a request from the City of San Antonio, Office of Historic Preservation (COSA­OHP), conducted archaeological monitoring for the Carnahan Canal Stabilization Project in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The project area is located on Brackenridge Park, which is owned by COSA, and the work is subject to the Texas Antiquities Code. The archaeological monitoring was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 8735, and the COSA-OHP and the Texas Historical Commission (THC) reviewed the project. Paul Shawn Marceaux served as the Principal Investigator, and Antonia L. Figueroa served as Project Archaeologist. The project area measures 0.57 hectares (1.4 acres). The project was conducted in two stages. Stage 1 included the removal of the collapsed portions of the canal wall and the vegetation that had fallen into the canal. Stage 2 involved the stabilization of the canal bank with a combination of soil, gabion rock, and concrete powder. During this stage, the bank was graded, dressed with topsoil, and covered with grass seed and fertilizer. No cultural material was collected during the project. CAR recommends no further work for the project. However, if any future impacts occur along the canal banks, archaeological monitoring should be required. All records generated during the project were prepared in accordance with Federal Regulations 36 CFR Part 79 and THC requirements for State Held-in-Trust collections.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, San Antonio History, Texas History, Archaeological surveying--Texas--Bexar County, Excavations (Archaeology)--Texas--Bexar County, Bexar County (Tex.)--Antiquities