The excavations by Atkins at the Santa Maria Creek site (41CW104) described in the following report have succeeded in bringing together a myriad of information regarding aboriginal occupations in eastern Central Texas at the dawn of the Historic period. The analysis of the materials recovered from National Register of Historic Places testing and data recovery has demonstrated that even a site buried in sandy, bioturbated sediments can still significantly add to the archeological record. This becomes even more important for areas such as Caldwell County, Texas, which have witnessed few such investigations. The report utilized a wide array of analytical techniques to unravel the site, including extensive ethnohistorical research, artifact analysis, special studies, and experimental archeology.
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Rogers, Robert; Ellis, Linda W.; Harris, Brandy; Wallace, Candace; Rush, Haley; Shipp, Julie; Shoberg, Marilyn; Frederick, Charles D.; Glascock, Michael; Ferguson, Jeffrey R.; Malainey, Mary; Heiligenstein, Chris; Nash, Michael; Dixon, Boyd; Dering, J. Phil; and Bush, Leslie L.
"Archeological Investigations at the Santa Maria Creek Site (41CW104) Caldwell County, Texas,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 2013,
Article 8. https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.2013.1.8
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol2013/iss1/8
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