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Abstract

In May and June 1983, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, performed a pedestrian survey intended to provide 100% coverage of 288 hectares of land in the CPS Butler lignite prospect. The survey area was divided into five separate tracts in Bastrop and Lee Counties; four of these tracts had been examined in an earlier reconnaissance-level survey, and the present survey was intended in large part to emphasize heavily vegetated areas not thoroughly covered by the earlier survey. Five sites were located; all had some prehistoric cultural debris, but two were chiefly mid-to late 19th-century historic sites. Three sites recorded by the earlier survey were briefly reexamined, but a fourth could not be relocated. In July, Morgan Chapel Cemetery, a late 19th/early 20th-century cemetery associated with a now-vanished Methodist church, was mapped and documented in preparation for a planned relocation. Concurrently, a prehistoric site located by the survey in May was also tested. This site, 41 BP 264, has produced an interesting surface collection that includes a Plainview point, a Clear Fork tool, and a variety of ground stone artifacts, but appears to have been completely disturbed by sand quarrying operations.

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