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An Archaeological Survey for the City of Winters Water Supply Improvements Project in Runnels County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
An archaeological survey of the site of the proposed water supply improvement project in north-central Runnels County, Texas was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) on August 14 and 15, 2015 under Antiquities Permit 7381 issued by the Texas Historical Commission (THC). This survey examined five areas where water wells are proposed, one proposed ground storage tank site, and segments of proposed transmission lines that connect with the above mentioned improvements. These lines cross Antelope Creek in two places. The total number of acres is 17.71. The field methods included a 100% pedestrian survey and shovel testing. No evidence of a prehistoric or historic site was observed. Antelope Creek is the only major water source in the area surveyed and it is an intermittent stream that probably only contained water following rains and would not have been a likely setting for a prehistoric camp. Most of the soils are heavy clay at the surface and that negates the possibilty of buried deposits. It is recommended that the City of Winters be allowed to proceed with construction as planned. Copies of the report will be housed at the THC, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), Texas State Library, City of Winters, Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, regional libraries, and BVRA.
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