A private landowner reported archeolgical materials were looted along a steep road cut on the southwestern side of Farm to Market (FM) road 1871 along the Llano River south of Mason, Texas (CSJ: 1111-04-002). The landowner was concerned that looting had undermined massive oak trees enough that they might fall directly onto the roadway below. The looting was occurring within Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) right-of-way and east of the existing fence line.

In June 2004, archeologists from the Planning, Permitting and Licensing Practice of TRC Environmental Corporation (TRC) Austin office conducted a site specific recording, geoarcheological investigation, and archeological testing for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) eligibility assessment at prehistoric site 41MS69, the Slippery Slope site. This cultural resource investigation was conducted for the Environmental Affairs Division of TxDOT through multiple Scientific Services Contracts, Work Authorizations, and Supplemental Work Authorizations over the years and through Texas Antiquities Permit No. 3447, issued by the Texas Historical Commission to Principal Investigator, J. Michael Quigg.

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