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A Cultural Resources Survey for the Proposed Indian Creek II (CIMS) Drainage Improvement Project San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
Atkins was contracted by the City of San Antonio (COSA) to perform cultural resource investigations of the proposed Indian Creek II (CIMS) Drainage Improvement Project in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Covering an area of 40.36 acres (16.33 hectares), the project would improve localized flooding within the 100-year floodplain by creating overflow channels, and in some locations, by deepening and widening the existing channel bottom. On October 28 and 29, 2014, an intensive pedestrian survey was conducted of four portions of the project area, totaling 17.79 acres (7.24 hectares). The pedestrian survey was supplemented by the excavation of 12 mechanical trenches were excavated on November 24 and 25, 2014; these were located both within and between the four survey areas. Two prehistoric open campsites were recorded (41BX2066 and 41BX 2067) during the survey. Based on the sparse nature of the deposits and the lack of diagnostic artifacts or features, neither site is recommended eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places or for designation as a State Antiquities Landmark. No artifacts were collected, and all project records will be curated at the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. With the exception of the two sites, no other cultural material was encountered.
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