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During late January and early February 1978, archaeological testing was carried out in an area north of Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas (see Fig. 1) by personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), The University of Texas at San Antonio. This work was performed under contract between CAR and the San Antonio River Authority.
The area tested consisted of 16 acres bounded by Olmos Dam to the south, Devine Road to the west and Olmos Creek to the north and east. The objective of the testing was to determine whether any historic or prehistoric resources were present and, if so, to evaluate their significance prior to the use of the location as a borrow pit during the planned renovation of Olmos Dam.
During the construction of Olmos Dam in the 1920s, a prehistoric site, 41 BX 1, was uncovered and mostly destroyed. Current testing in this area was designed to determine if any part of the site was left intact and to make recommendations for mitigation or protection.
The archaeological testing was performed under the supervision of Dr. Tomas R. Hester, Director and Mr. Jack D. Eaton, Assistant Director, of CAR. The field work was directed by Cristi Assad with the assistance of Augustine Frkuska, Rebekah Halpern and Robert F. Scott. All notes, maps and materials collected are on file at the Center for Archaeological Research.
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