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Authors

Damon Burden

Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

On December 4, 2014, an archeologist with Prewitt and Associates, Inc., conducted an archeological survey of a small property in northwest Austin in Williamson County, Texas. The work was performed for the proposed residential development of a 9.3-acre parcel of private property just west of Lake Creek at the intersection of Parmer Lane and Sage Grouse Drive. The field investigation was limited to the edges of the project area due to ongoing earthmoving and residential construction, which had extensively disturbed and reworked almost all of the parcel.

Surface survey identified a small amount of lithic debitage and burned rocks in the northwest corner of the project area and one ground stone fragment along its east edge.These artifacts are undoubtedly associated with previously recorded prehistoric archeological site 41WM585, which encompassed the current project area and adjoining lands to the west and southwest.This site has been subjected to extensive disturbance over the past 15 years, and the current investigations indicate that no intact archeological deposits are present in the project area. Hence, the site is considered ineligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. It is recommended that the proposed project be allowed to proceed without additional archeological investigations.

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