Archaeological assessment of two sites in the vicinity of floodwater retarding structure No. 11, Salado Creek watershed, Bexar County, Texas




Brown, David O.
Lukowski, Paul D.
Hester, Thomas R.
Eaton, Jack D.

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


In March of 1977, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio was contacted by Mr. George C. Marks of the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service (Temple, Texas) regarding further archaeological research at two archaeological sites within the area of proposed Floodwater Retarding Structure No. 11 on the Salado Creek Watershed in Bexar County, Texas. These two sites had been located in an earlier reconnaissance of the region conducted by the Center for Archaeological Research (Hester et ala 1974). Recommendations made at that time for these two sites included a careful definition of the limits of the archaeological materials and an evaluation of subsurface potential. Under the general supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director of the Center, and Mr. Jack Eaton, Center Research Associate, a field team consisting of Paul Lukowski and David Brown was sent to conduct an intensive survey of the two sites. The survey was designed to evaluate the potential damage to the sites that might be caused by construction of the proposed project. Field work was carried out during April, 1977. Following the field work, materials collected in the testing program were subjected to cursory analysis in the Archaeology Laboratory, and the present report was prepared. All specimens from these sites are now a part of the permanent collection of the Center for Archaeological Research.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Indians of North America, Bexar County, Salado Creek