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Authors

Glenn T. Goode

Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

Archaeological site 41BP280 is located along SH 71 in east~central Bastrop County. Abundant evidence of prehistoric aboriginal occupation covers a narrow Pleistocene terrace which abuts the much higher Pleistocene terrace remnant upon which 41BP19 is located. Multiple cultural components are present at 41BP280, ranging in age from at least the Middle Archaic through the Late Prehistoric Periods. A large lithic artifact assemblage and abundant thermally altered stone were present in up to 1.20 meters of deposit. Site 41BP280 is a potentially important site; however, it is not recommended for additional excavation because that part of the site within the right-ofway of SH 71 will be preserved under 12 to 15 ft. of fill. A large portion of the site remains outside the right-of-way to the south of SH 71, and this portion of the site is believed to be worthy of designation as a State Archaeological Landmark.

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