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The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducted significance testing at eight prehistoric archaeological sites at Lackland Air Force Base Medina Annex in Bexar County, Texas, for the Department ofthe Air Force under Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Air Force had selected two areas of Medina Annex for possible impact associated with the construction of on-base housing. Alternate 1, the Medina Annex Housing Area, includes sites 41 BXl 088, 41BX1090 and 41BXI091. Alternate 2, the Medina Dog Training Area, includes sites 4IBX1070, 41BXll02, 41 BXII 03, and 41 BX1114. Site 41BXI 076 is located outside ofthe impact areas and was tested under Section 110. A previously unrecorded site, 41BXI208, was located during the course of the testing project in Alternate 2. The site, a small lithic scatter, was inspected and mapped.
Based on the results of the testing at the Medina Annex, CAR recommends to WACC that two sites---41BXII02 and 41BX1I 03-are eligible for NRHP designation. CAR recommends that the testing project has exhausted the research potential of the remaining sites---4lBX1 070, 41BXI 076, 41 BXl 088,41 BXl 090, 41BX1091, and 41BX llI4-which are all recommended as ineligible for NRHP nomination. CAR therefore recommends that construction should be allowed to proceed in the Medina Annex Housing Area (Alternate 1) because it will have no adverse effect on significant cultural resources.
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