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Archeological Survey For The Proposed Singing Hills Recreation Center Dallas County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
On December 29, 2014, an intensive archeological survey was completed in order to evaluate potential archeological impacts associated with the proposed construction of a new recreation center within an approximately 10-acre (4-hectare) parcel in south central Dallas County, Texas. Melissa M. Green (Principal Investigator) of Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc. (CMEC) carried out the survey for City of Dallas Park and Recreation, a subentity of the State of Texas, under the Antiquities Code of Texas (9 TNRC 191). CMEC conducted the survey under Texas Antiquities Permit 7121.
Ground surface visibility across most of the 10-acre area of potential effects (APE) was variable and ranged between 0 and 50 percent. The APE was once farmland, but is currently open land with invasive vegetation. Extensive ground disturbances and dumping were noted. No cultural resources were identified during the survey.
All materials (notes, photographs, administrative documents, and other project data) generated from this work will be housed at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) at the University of Texas at Austin where they will be made permanently available to future researchers as per 13 TAC 26.16-17.
If any unanticipated cultural materials or deposits are found at any stage of clearing, preparation, or construction, the work should cease and Texas Historical Commission (THC) personnel should be notified immediately.
The THC concurred with the findings and recommendations of this report on January 6, 2015.
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