Texas Department of Transportation Environmental Affairs Division
The present report outlines all investigations at site 41PC476 from June 26-30, 1996. It also details the methods used and the results obtained during test excavation of the site. A brief analysis of the cultural materials identified at the site is included. Eroded burned rock concentrations are exposed on the surface of site 4 1PC476, and fire-cracked rock was found below the ground surface as well. Although a few lithic artifacts were found in test excavations, no ethnobotanical remains were identified. All diagnostic artifacts were recovered from the surface. The artifactual evidence indicates an Archaic period occupation with lithic activities concentrated on tool resharpening and reuse. Considering the shallowness of the cultural deposits, the extent of previous disturbance by construction and maintenance activities, and the narrowness of the right-of-way, no further work is recommended at site 4 1PC476. The site does not meet the criteria for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
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