A preliminary assessment of archaeological resources at Tobins Oakwell Farm, San Antonio, Texas




McGraw, A. Joachim
Valdez, Fred

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


A preliminary archaeological survey and assessment of the Tobins Oakwell Farm project area was conducted during August 22-24, 1977, by archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The work was conducted within two nearby but separate areas adjacent to Salado Creek within the city limits of San Antonio, northern Bexar County. The investigation was performed under a contract between the Center and Ford, Powell and Carson, architects and planners. The intent of the survey was to locate any unrecorded archaeological sites in the study area before their destruction or alteration by planned developments. To determine the significance of the project area, the survey team from the Center followed the guidelines listed below: 1) determine if archaeological resources exist within the areas of land committed to the project, 2) identify, record and appraise the significance of any sites found, and 3) provide recommendations for further research if adverse impacts are anticipated. The field work was conducted under the direction of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director, Center for Archaeological Research, and Mr. Jack Eaton, Assistant Director.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, San Antonio, Indians of North America, Bexar County