Texas Historical Commission




Archeological assessments at Sites 41GL57 and 41GL91 in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area are described in this report prepared by Steven M. Kotter and Linda A. Nance . Sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, these assessments represent an excellent example of sensitivity to cultural resources during the planning stages of development designed to enhance visitor utilization and appreciation of Enchanted Rock.

Significant findings at Site 41GL57 include the identification of specific areas of intact prehistoric deposits which yielded artifacts of the Late Archaic and Late Prehistoric periods. Methods to achieve compatibility of development plans with the preservation of the sensitive archeological materials are provided. At Site 41GL91 , the prehistoric component was found to be badly disturbed and to be of insufficient integrity to warrant further archeological attention. The existing Historic Period structures at this site were all found to have been constructed after 1900; none are considered to be of archeological significance. Planned developments at Site 41GL91 will not conflict with identified significant cultural resources.

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