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Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

Klotz Associates of Houston, Texas contracted with Tierras Antiguas Archaeological Investigations to conduct a cultural resources survey of 700 linear meters of road right-of-way on the outskirts of the city of Boerne, in Kendall County, Texas. The total Area of Potential Effect is 700 meters long x 45 meters wide, for a total of 7.78 acres. Texas Antiquities Permit #6708 was issued in order to proceed with the archaeological investigations.

Tierras Antiguas conducted a thorough pedestrian survey and dug 17 shovel tests on May 23 and 25, 2014, resulting in the discovery of no evidence of either prehistoric or historic cultural materials. In addition, no potentially historic structures were observed along the right-of-way.

As such, Tierras Antiguas recommends that construction of the Herff Road expansion project should be allowed to proceed as currently designed. The project should be considered as having “no effect” on any properties considered as eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or inclusion in the State Archeological Landmarks Program, and as such, the project should be allowed to proceed without further archaeological work. However, if any cultural resources are encountered during construction, work should immediately be halted in the vicinity until such finds are examined and evaluated by Tierras Antiguas, or by any qualified archaeological consultant, and by the Texas Historical Commission.

No artifacts were collected and curated during this project.

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