Texas Historical Commission
In 2015 and 2016, an intensive archeological survey was completed in order to inventory and evaluate archeological resources within existing and proposed right-of-way for a proposed 1.7-mile extension of Kenney Fort Boulevard along the west side of Old Settlers Park in east Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas. The proposed right-of-way would typically be 130 feet in width and the depth of impacts generally would extend to 4 feet or less. The archeological area of potential effects (APE) consists of the cumulative footprint of the project throughout its evolution. Therefore, it includes a 2015 alignment and an alternative alignment developed in 2016, for a total survey area of approximately 40 acres. The work was carried out for the City of Round Rock under Texas Antiquities Permit 7361 by Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc. (CMEC), a subcontractor to K. Friese + Associates.
Extensive previous disturbance related to road construction, drainage modification, agriculture, and community services (parkland/sports facilities) was observed. Twenty-one shovel test units were excavated where disturbance appeared less severe. All were negative for archeological materials. No archeological sites, features, or artifacts were found, and no further work is recommended prior to construction.
If any unanticipated burials or archeological materials, deposits, or features are discovered during construction, work should halt immediately and the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission should be notified.
No materials were collected; therefore, this project generated no archeological materials to be curated. Project records will be curated and permanently housed at the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) at Texas State per TAC 26.16 and 26.17.
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) concurred with the findings of this report on December 2, 2016.
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