Archaeological survey of property for the proposed Eagle Pass International Bridge, Maverick County, Texas




Potter, Daniel R.

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


In May 1990, archaeologists for the Center of Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a surface survey and subsurface testing program. at the site of the proposed Eagle Pass international bridge. The survey was conducted for Groves and Associates, Inc., consulting engineers and project planners, for the City of Eagle Pass. Survey and testing activities were performed in order to locate and evaluate any archaeological remains which might be affected by construction of the bridge and associated facilities. In addition, archival research was conducted at the Eagle Pass library and county courthouse in order to assess potential archaeological resources in the area of the proposed bridge site. The project area has been much disturbed by road, railroad, and water treatment facility constructions. No significant prehistoric or historic archaeological remains were identified during the survey and testing. However further machine and hand excavations within the river terraces to examine for deeply buried cultural deposits and conduct geomorphological recording will be required.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Eagle Pass, archaeological surveying, Maverick County