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A Cultural Resource Survey of the Memorial Woods Town Home Removal Project, Harris County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
On February 25, 2015, Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc., conducted a cultural resource survey investigation of the Memorial Woods Town Home Complex prior to the removal of several homes, near a section of Spring Branch, in central Harris County, Texas. The objectives of the investigation were to locate and identify cultural materials, sites, or historic properties within the proposed impact area, and to prepare management recommendations regarding any identified resources. The investigations were conducted for the Harris County Flood Control District (Project ID Z100-00-00- H042), under Texas Antiquities Permit Number 7188. An intensive pedestrian field survey of the project area was conducted, and included both surface and subsurface (shovel test) examination. A total of four shovel tests were excavated and 17 cemetery headstones or monuments were recorded. No evidence of archeological or historic remains was identified, and research showed that the monuments did not represent actual burials. Consequently, no further archeological investigations are recommended. In the event that archeological deposits or features should be encountered during demolition and removal of the town homes, work should cease in the immediate vicinity and the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission contacted for further consultation.
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