Texas Historical Commission
This report documents the results of an archeological survey conducted on behalf of the Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas District, for proposed construction of a new segment of Loop 288 that would extend from IH 35E north of Denton to IH 35E at Vintage Boulevard south of Denton (CSJs 2250-02-013 and 2250-02-014). The road project involves construction of new location roadway for a distance of approximately eight miles. Archeological work was performed to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Code of Texas, under Texas Antiquities Permit 5660. AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. (AmaTerra) personnel conducted an intensive archeological survey of the project area from June 11 to June 17, 2010, to identify possible cultural resources within the Area of Potential Effect (APE). The project area was subject to 100 percent pedestrian survey wherever access to public and private properties was available. Survey included visual inspection of the landscape, 152 shovel test excavations, and excavation of eight backhoe trenches. No archeological sites were identified within the APE, and no artifacts were collected as this was a non-collection survey. Jon J. Dowling served as Project Archeologist and Rachel Feit acted as Principal Investigator. Approximately 224 person-hours were invested in the field investigation. No archeological resources were identified that meet eligibility requirements for designation as a State Archeological Landmark according to 13 Texas Administrative Code 26, or for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under 36 CFR 60.4. Additional work in connection with the proposed undertaking is not recommended. AmaTerra recommends that the proposed project should proceed to completion.
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