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Authors

Wayne C. Young

Agency

State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Archaeology Section

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.1978.1.15

Abstract

Archaeological site 41BX502 is located in the center of San Geronimo, a hamlet in western Bexar County. The site is situated within the Texas Hill Country at an elevation approximately 1250 feet above mean sea level (384 meters). This site extends along a sloping hillside and terrace system immediately north of the juncture of Habey and San Geronimo Creeks and is cut on the west by the present route of State Highway 16. The site extends approximately 300 meters north and south along the present course of the highway and at least 300 meters east and west along Habey Creek (Figure 1). Only the western edge of the site is in the expanded right-of-way of State Highway 16.

41BX502 was not discovered during the cultural resource survey of the proposed route, presumably due to heavy vegetation cover. The survey personnel were not informed of the site, although it had long been known to local arrowhead collectors and pothunters. The site was brought to the attention of the archaeological section of the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation by Mr. Don Fry, project engineer for the Department, after construction was halted but not before the site had been heavily damaged by construction activities and large numbers of people began inquiring about the future of the site

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