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Authors

Wayne C. Young

Agency

Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Division

Abstract

Testing of Site 41BL301 on FM 3467 in Bell County, Texas, was undertaken in May 1986 to assess the site's potential for nomination as a State Archeological Landmark, and to determine site depth, cultural context and archaeological significance. The site is located along a second terrace on the south side of Nolan Creek in the western outskirts of Belton, Texas. The majority of the site lies outside the highway right-of-way along the terrace system. Results of the testing indicate that those portions of the site within the project limit contain a minimal prehistoric component--probably a lithic procurement source--of unknown age which is largely limited to the present ground surface. Subsurface testing with a hand-excavated unit and a Gradal1 failed to locate buried components.

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