In October 2001, the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) was contracted by the Adjutant General’s Department of the Texas Army National Guard (AGTX) to perform a 100% systematic archaeological survey on the grounds of Camp Mabry, in Austin. The project was comprised of a pedestrian survey, extensive shovel testing, and the excavation of two backhoe trenches. The survey resulted in the discovery of an 8 x 8-meter prehistoric site, 41TV1954. In addition, two previously recorded archaeological sites (41TV1667 and 41TV1722) were revisited, and shovel tests were excavated in order to reevaluate and document cultural resources and site boundaries. Based on data generated during the pedestrian survey and shovel testing, CAS has determined that 41TV1722 and 41TV1954 are not archaeologically significant and thus do not qualify for National Register consideration. After analyzing the results gathered from both shovel test and backhoe trench excavations on 41TV1667, CAS has concluded that the site does pose a moderate to high research potential. CAS thus recommends that further testing is needed on 41TV1667 in order to determine the site’s eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
Jones, Richard S. and Leffler, John J.
"Camp Mabry Archaeological Survey and Testing, Travis County, Texas,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 2002
, Article 15. https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.2002.1.15
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