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Caddo Archeology Journal

Abstract

The Archaeological Conservancy, the only national nonprofit organization dedica ted solely to the acquisition of cultural resource sites for preservation and future re search, celebrated ten years of operation in January 1990. Since its founding, the Conservancy has acquired 57 sites in eleven states. In the Caddoan Cultural Area, the Conservancy currently owns four sites (Grobin Davis in Oklahoma [34MC253], and Hale [41TT12], Fasken (41RR14], and Hudnall-Pirtle [41 RK4] in Texas} and holds a conservation easement for Cabe Mounds (41BW14), near Texarkana, Texas.

While the Conservancy's major focus for permanent preservation is the acquisition of sites to hold as archeological preserves, professional archeologists may be permitted to conduct research on Conservancy holdings by submitting a valid research design for board approval. All Conservancy preserves in Northeast Texas will be actively managed under the guidelines of a 100 year management plan which will be individually drafted for each site, and will include the participation of a committee of active professional and avocational archeologists.

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