Texas Historical Commission


Archaeological test excavations were performed at the historical archaeological site 41BZ89 on the 12th of October 1992. The excavations revealed a highly predictable horizontal distribution of artifacts over the site. They indicate an occupation beginning, apparently in the late 1880s extending into the 1950s (the 1950s occupation may represent reuse by hunters or a campsite for stock handlers). At least two building phases are evident in the structures. Preliminary archival investigations suggest that the property was occupied by a family named Foster at the time of the construction of the residence. Ceramic sherds excavated from the test units and three observed on the surface of the site suggest a mid-nineteenth century occupation. Given the probability of the site to yield important archaeological data, it is believed that the site is potentially eligible, under Criterion D, for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and qualifies for State Archeological Landmark status.

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