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Authors

Wayne C. Young

Agency

Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Division

Abstract

Testing of Site 41HK28on County Road 166 in Haskell County, Texas, was performed on July 8-9, 1985, to determine eligibility for inclusion within the National Register of Historic Places or nomination as a State Archaeological Landmark, and to determine site depth, cultural context, and archaeological significance. The site is located on a terrace overlooking California Creek, a tributary of the Brazos River system. The site has been impacted by construction of a county road and bridge, by severe erosion and deflation, and by root plowing to remove mesquite trees from the area. Results of testing indicate that Site 41HK28 represented a Transitional Archaic site which has been largely destroyed by erosion and mesquite clearing. The site appears to be limited to the surface or upper 10 cm of the soil deposits and is mixed with modern historic debris. Evidence recovered does not support a determination of eligibility for inclusion within the National Register of Historic Places or nomination as a State Archaeological Landmark.

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