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The Rogers Site, 41BX22, is located on the east bank of a tributary to Salado Creek in northern Bexar County and has three major occupation or activity areas: a terrace-bench site with a burned rock midden, a small cave, and quarry areas on the bluff overlooking the bench and cave sites.
The terrace site was test-excavated by students in the mid-1960s. Primarily Late Prehistoric and Late Archaic materials were recovered with the Middle Archaic and possibly the Early Archaic being represented. Relic hunters have since thoroughly destroyed this portion of the site which lies just north of the FM 1604 right-of-way.
This report deals only with the small cave, located 40 meters down-stream from the terrace site. The cave was tested by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in response to high-way improvements along FM 1604. The test was brief, aimed at determining the depth and age of the cultural deposit. No features and only two diagnostic artifacts were found. Unfortunately, with this limited evidence, a confident statement regarding the time range of occupation cannot be made. The small charcoal samples which were collected could be helpful in resolving the time problem.
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