Archaeological testing for a proposed landfill expansion (phase II), City of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas




Eaton, Jack D.
Burkett, Ronald W.
Uecker, Herbert zg.
Abbott, James T.

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


During September 1989, a pedestrian survey was conducted within a 105-acre tract acquired by the City of Del Rio, Val Verde County, for a landfill expansion project. The surface reconnaissance recorded one prehistoric site, 41 VV 1251. As a result, recommendation was made for Phase II subsurface testing. The Phase II subsurface testing, which included a geomorphic study, was accomplished during February 1990. Cultural resources were recovered indicating presence at site 41 VV 1251 from the Late Paleo-Indian period to the Late Archaic period. However, the site was determined to be almost totally deflated. The geomorphological tests verified this assessment and indicated no deeply buried deposits. Site 41 VV 1251 is not deemed potentially eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or for designation as a State Archeological Landmark.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, Val Verde County, Del Rio, Indians of North America, excavations