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Authors

Bruce Darnell

Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

Equitable Land Holdings, in compliance with the City of San Antonio’s Unified Development Code, proposes to develop a 303-acre parcel of land in western Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas. Because the project is on private land, neither the Antiquities Code of Texas or Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act applies.

The project area is defined by the boundaries of the 303-acre property located on the west bank of Potranco Creek, approximately 500 meters west of Grosenbacher Road. All archeological work performed during this survey adhered to the archeological survey standards developed by the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the Council of Texas Archeologists (CTA) for surveys in Texas. This work included a pedestrian survey, 83 shovel tests, and four backhoe trenches. Two new archeological sites were recorded as a result of survey efforts. Site 41BX2063 is a large lithic procurement area and very sparse artifact scatter, with three associated Isolated Occurrences found just outside site boundaries. These associated artifacts are redeposits from plowing activity. The second site, 41BX2064, is a burned rock surface scatter and possible subsurface burned rock feature likely representing a small prehistoric occupation site. Evidence of 41BX2064 was located in two of the four backhoe trenches (Backhoe Trenches 3 and 4), and was destroyed during its identification and documentation. Neither site is considered to have any research potential, therefore, neither is recommended as eligible for National Register of Historic Places or State Antiquities Landmark listing.

All notes, records, and documents from this project will be permanently held at AmaTerra in Austin, Texas. This report documents the results of the investigations and recommends that no additional archeological work is warranted for the proposed project to proceed.

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