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Agency

Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Division

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.1985.1.20

Abstract

The Ruben Hancock Site (41TV875) is located at a position on the centerline of the extension of Parmer Lane from FM 1325 (Burnet Road) to FM 620. The site was found during a survey of the right-of-way conducted by the author on the 9th of August, 1984. Other sites were found during the survey but were too ephemeral or too disturbed to warrant further investigation. It was judged at the time of the survey that the Ruben Hancock Site, because of its disturbed condition and the presence of metal and glass artifacts, warranted further investigation. It was suggested that the testing consist of a metal detector survey.

A grid was laid out promptly and accurately on the site by the survey crew of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) District 14 headquarters. Harry Johnson of the Right-of-way Division of District 14 secured permission from the property owners (Burnet Road Land Joint Venture, through Mr. Scott Ripley) for metal detector survey. Edward Sutherland of District 14 coordinated the District 14 activities. At the Highway Design Environmental and Community Factors Section, James W. Barr and Frank A. Weir coordinated with the District. Tom Gorman aided in testing the metal detectors. Milton Bell, Jerry Henderson, Clyde Bullion, Ann Irwin, and Marilyn Rotter of the SDHPT Archaeology Section provided administrative, production, research, and secretarial support.

Licensing Statement

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