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Authors

Joe T. Denton

Agency

Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Design Division

Abstract

Testing to determine eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places and to determine site depth, cultural context, and archaeological significance was undertaken in August, 1983, of Site 41PK69, on County Road 116 in Polk County. The site is a deep, sand terrace site on Rocky Creek and contains cultural material from the Archaic and Late Prehistoric Periods of East Texas.

Testing shows the site to have at least two separate cultural zones. The lower Archaic zone is typified by dart points and lithic resources. The upper Late Prehistoric zone is typified by arrowpoints, sand-tempered pottery and a Gahagan biface. Also recovered within the Late Prehistoric zone was a single glass bead similar to others found within Historic Indian sites.

Evidence from the testing demonstrates that sufficient materials are present and sufficient separation of cultural deposits exists to warrant further investigations.

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