Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Division
Site 41FB191 is a camp site dating to the Late Archaic/Early Ceramic time period northwest of Oyster Creek in Fort Bend County. The site was found by a member of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT) cultural resources staff during a routine archaeological survey for the proposed Segment "D" of SH 99 (Grand Parkway). When it was first located, the site had just been plowed and a number of flakes and a biface tip were found on the surface. Based on the amount of surface debris, testing was recommended in order to determine eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP).
The site was tested in early June 1990, when three test units, three Gradall trenches and six shovel tests were excavated. This testing revealed that the site has undergone erosion and deflation through a century of agricultural activity. Animal disturbance was also present in one of the test units. All of the stone tools and most of the other artifacts were found at the surface or within the plow zone and no features were encountered.
As a result of our investigation, it appears that construction of this portion of SH 99 will not disturb significant archaeological remains at 41FB191.
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Wormser, Alan J.
"Texas Excavations at Site 41FB191 (Jester Farm Site #1) Fort Bend County, Texas,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 1990
, Article 16. https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.1990.1.16
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