Jason D. Weston


Center for Archaeological Research




Under contract with Mr. Harry Affleck of San Antonio, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) performed archaeological services on the property located at 9501/9505 Perrin-Beitel Road in central San Antonio. The property is the site of the Perrin Family Gravesite and will be impacted by the construction of a self-storage unit and associated improvements. Archaeological services were performed between January and March 2003 and involved archival research to compile information on the history of the Perrin Family Gravesite and fieldwork to establish the location of all burials present on site.

Archival research resulted in the compilation of a history of use of the Perrin Family Gravesite. Fieldwork consisted of a ground penetrating radar survey, hand excavations, and mechanical scraping. At the inception of fieldwork, nine headstones accounting for ten interments were visible on the surface. However, it was not known how many, if any, of the headstones were in their original resting places. Also, it was suspected that at least one of the headstones had no known associated grave. Fieldwork identified ten graves on the site and documented some degree of displacement of the headstones since their original placement. The known locations of all burial within the Perrin Family Gravesite should provide sufficient information to erect a buffer to protect the interments from impact from construction activities.

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