The San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park is located in Harris County, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of downtown Houston. The park is situated adjacent the San Jacinto River and about five miles (eight kilometers) northwest of where the river empties into Galveston Bay. The park is comprised of a little over 1,100 acres (hectares) that have been accumulated over the years, beginning in 1883. Management of the park has been in the hands of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department since 1965. The adoption of a new master plan and anticipated park development underscored the need to better understand the park’s history and cultural resources. In early-2001, Texas Parks and Wildlife contracted The University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Archaeological Research, to undertake a review and synthesis of the park’s history. The work involved an archaeological resource evaluation of the park. In addition to developing a historical synthesis, this project was also designed to utilize the available historical documents, as well as interviews, to assess the probability that buried cultural resources are present throughout the park and to make recommendations as to the need for additional archaeological work, particularly prior to ground-disturbing activities.
Cox, I. Waynne and Tomka, Steve A.
"San Jacinto Battleground and State Historical Park: A Historical Synthesis and Archaeological Management Plan,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 2002
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol2002/iss1/3
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.