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Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Division

Abstract

Site 41TV338, located in the west bank and terrace of Barton Creek west of Loop 360, was found in 1975. The SDHPT, during an archaeological survey in 1983, determined the site would be impacted by the present undertaking.

Because the area in the vicinity of the project is considered environmentally sensitive, very special construction specifications will be enforced during total implementation of the project. These specifications are designed to prohibit disruption of the natural environmental setting to the greatest degree possible. Most of the right of way acquired for construction of the highway facility is not to be touched during construction. Archaeological investigations will be subject to the same restrictions. These restrictions include limited access, the use of designated construction roadways, minimal disruption of the ground surface, and application of special erosion control techniques. The controlled archaeological investigations will be limited to 3 in. diameter auger tests along designated transects and excavation in only those portions of the site to be disturbed by construction of pier footings for the overhead bridge structures. The footings will be found in six rectangular areas measuring eight feet by twenty-three feet. Three of these footings are in areas containing archaeological deposits. One is the subject of the majority of the testing report and will be excavated completely. Testing and excavation, if warranted, will be performed on the other two which exhibit cultural deposits.

Licensing Statement

This is a work produced for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) by the report producer. TxDOT and the report producer jointly own all rights, title, and interest in and to all intellectual property developed under TxDOT’s contract with the report producer. The report may be cited and brief passages from this publication may be reproduced without permission provided that credit is given to both TxDOT and the report producer. Permission to reprint an entire chapter, section, figures or tables must be obtained in advance from either the Supervisor of the Archeological Studies Branch, Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas, 78701 or from the report producer.

 

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