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Authors

Wayne C. Young

Agency

State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Archaeology Section

Abstract

Archaeological Site 41BX503 is located in southeastern Bexar County along Loop 1604 at the intersection of the Loop and Schultz Road and is 4.2 miles south of the intersection of U.S. 181 and F.M. 1518. The site was discovered on July 13, 1978, by a member of the S.D.H.P.T. professional cultural resources staff and was recommended for testing in accordance with Procedures for the Protection of Historic and Cultural Properties (36 C.F.R., Part 800). Testing was conducted from November 8 through December 6, 1978, by the Department's professional cultural resources staff.

The site is located along the western end of a small second terrace system overlooking the San Antonio River floodplain to the west and south. The floodplain extends .25 mile west and approximately 1.0 mile south to the river. The site is along the eastern side of the river and is within 50 meters of an overflow channel of the river (Figure 1).

Site 41BX503 covers an area 40 meters north-south and 90 meters east-west, with the western half lying within the proposed Right of Way. Cultural debris was found thinly scattered along the terrace crest in a 40-by 40-meter area. This area has been frequently plowed which may have resulted in an exaggeration of the horizontal limits of the site to some extent.

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