In May 1994, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) conducted extensive test excavations at archeological site 41RK195. Located in the path of proposed Loop 571 around Henderson, the site had already been seriously impacted by a sand quarrying operation. Lying atop a large hill near the confluence of Bromley Creek and Flanigan Branch, site 41RK195, now almost totally destroyed, is believed to have been a major site of the region. The small number of artifacts found, in addition to a few seen in private collections, indicates a long history of human habitation for this multicomponent site, including occupation of the Paleoindian, Archaic and Caddoan periods. Any cultural features that may have survived into the historic era were destroyed by the sand quarrying activities.
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Goode, Glenn T.; Hays, Sterling; Maslyk, Paul; Ward, Christine G.; and Gonzalez, Jesus
"Significance Testing at Preshistoric Archeological Site 41RK195, Rusk County, Texas,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 1997,
Article 24. https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.1997.1.24
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol1997/iss1/24
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