Pedestrian Survey of the Planned Brackenridge Pavilion Project, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
In June of 2011, the Center or Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) was contracted by the Brackenridge Park Municipal Golf Course to conduct an archaeological pedestrian survey of the location of the proposed new golf pavilion. The intensive pedestrian survey was conducted under Texas Antiquities Committee Permit No. 5968. A total of four shovel tests were excavated within the footprint of the pavilion which measured 11.3-x-22.3-m (73-x-37-ft.). One shovel test (ST) was excavated to a depth of 83 cm (32.3 in.) below surface (bs) and the others to a terminal depth of 70 cmbs (27.6 in.). All four shovel tests revealed disturbed deposits that are associated with the construction of the old #10 tee box in 1968. Artifacts encountered included lithic flakes, porcelain, and a corroded wire nail. Due to the disturbed nature of the deposits, CAR recommended that no additional field investigations be conducted within the project area and that the construction of the pavilion could proceed as proposed.