In July and August 1994, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of the University of Texas at San Antonio conducted excavations to determine the location and construction methods of the San Pedro Acequia (41BX337) on the grounds of the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) in southern San Antonio, Texas. CAR was contracted by SAHA to conduct the excavations prior to construction which could impact the acequia. Testing of the site was completed in October 1994.
As a result of shovel testing, Gradall and backhoe operations, and hand excavations of small units, CAR identified the acequia and exposed it for mapping in plan and profile. For the first time, investigators were able to document wood lining of the acequia. The channel contained a dense concentration of late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artifacts. Soil samples were taken for diatom analysis. No further documentation of the architectural design and construction of wood lining in the project area is warranted.
Nickels, David L.; Cox, I. Waynne; and Gibson, Connie
"Excavation of the San Pedro Acequia on the Grounds of the San Antonio Housing Authority,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 1996
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol1996/iss1/2
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
American Material Culture Commons, Archaeological Anthropology Commons, Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis Commons, Historic Preservation and Conservation Commons, History Commons, Human Geography Commons, Other Anthropology Commons, Other Arts and Humanities Commons, Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology Commons, Other Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons, Technical and Professional Writing Commons
Tell us how this article helped you.