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Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

PROJECT TITLE: Intensive Archaeological Survey of the East Crystal Falls Parkway (CR 272) Improvements Project, From US 183 to US 183A, Williamson County, Texas

LOCATION: The project is located in southwestern Williamson County roughly 1.5 miles east of the City of Leander, Texas. The project begins at US 183 and runs northeastward terminating at US 183A. The project area is located on the Leander, Texas USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle map.

PURPOSE OF WORK: The project sponsor is fulfilling regulatory requirements in compliance with the Texas Antiquities Code and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

PROJECT SPONSOR: Texas Department of Transportation

PROJECT LANDOWNER: City of Leander, Texas INSTITUTION CONDUCTING

INVESTIGATION: SWCA Environmental Consultants

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Mary Jo Galindo

SWCAPROJECT NUMBER: 15525-AUS.

TXDOT CSJ: 0914-05-138

TEXAS ANTIQUITIES PERMIT: 5373

PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN FIELDWORK: Christian Hartnett (8 hours-archaeological field supervisor) and Abigail Peyton (8 hours-archaeological technician)

PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN REPORT PREPARATION: Christian Hartnett (32 hours-report preparation), Abigail Peyton (5 hours-report preparation) and Carol Carpenter (2 hours-cartographic work).

PROJECT SCOPE AND SUMMARY: The County Road (CR) CR 272 Improvements Project is approximately 1.1 miles long, 110 feet wide, and maximally 3 to 4 feet deep. The project will include a railroad crossing upgrade and other intersection, signal, and safety improvements. SWCA conducted an archaeological background review and intensive pedestrian survey of the project area to determine if any significant archaeological resources would be impacted by the proposed project.

DATE OF WORK: August 20, 2009.

NUMBER OF ACRES SURVEYED: Approximately 13.5 acres

NUMBER OF SITES: None.

CURATION: No artifacts were collected, thus nothing was curated.

SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: No archaeological resources were identified during the course of fieldwork. Based on these investigations, no further archaeological work is ecommended for the proposed CR 272 Improvements Project.

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