Excavation of a portion of the San Pedro Acequia (41 BX 337) VIA Metropolitan Transit System parking lot, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas




Cox, I. Waynne

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


In October of 1986, representatives of the VIA Metropolitan Transit System contacted the Center for Archaeological Research prior to construction on their bus parking lot that occupies the area above a section of the historic San Pedro Acequia. It was decided at that time that limited testing to define and locate the extent of the acequia remaining and determine if monitoring of further operations should be conducted. The excavations were accomplished in December of 1986 and a profile of the acequia recorded. At that time monitoring was delayed until the anticipated relocation of a fuel storage tank was to be accomplished; subsequent problem with the location of the tank because of environmental considerations delayed the project for a period of time, eventually requiring placement of the storage tank well away from the path of the acequia.



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