Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Division
Testing of Site 41WM433 along FM 1431 in Williamson County, Texas, to determine eligibility for inclusion within the National Register of Historic Places and to determine site depth, cultural context, and archaeological significance was undertaken in April 1985. The site is located along a ridge line containing an outcrop of good quality Georgetown flint. Almost all the area within the right-of-way consisted of exposed bedrock ledges. One small incipient burned rock midden was present within the right-of-way. The midden measured 5meters in diameter, but about half of it had been destroyed by relic hunters. Results of the survey and testing indicate that portions of 41WM443 within the right-of-way contain a prehistoric component of unknown age and that the major activities were concerned with the procurement of flint and lithic reduction. No features, diagnostic artifacts, or organic remains were recovered although the testing procedures removed most of the burned rock midden. Evidence recovered does not support a determination of eligibility for inclusion within the National Register of Historic Places for the portions of the site within the right-of-way.
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Young, Wayne C.
"Archaeological Testing of Site 41WM443 Williamson County, Texas,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 1985
, Article 33. https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.1985.1.33
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol1985/iss1/33
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