Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Highway Design Division
Archaeological testing of Site 41TT87 was performed during May and June of 1989 by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (SDHPT). These investigations were prompted by plans by Titus County and the SDHPT to replace three wooden bridges and reconstruct the County Road 211 roadway which crosses While Oak Creek bottom. Five 1 meter square test units were excavaled which produced a number of prehistoric ceramic sherds, chert flakes, and bifacial tools of which the Gary dart point type is dominant. No prehistoric features were found and the areas available for study all exhibited prior disturbance. Historic artifacts were also recovered and included wire and cut nails, glass, sheet metal fragments, and earthenware and stoneware ceramic sherds. The major portion of the site containing the prehistoric component lies outside the right-of-way. Those portions of the site within the right-of-way are not believed to be eligible for inclusion within the National Register of Historic Places. No further investigations are recommended.
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