Texas Historical Commission
In November and December 2015, personnel with Prewitt and Associates, Inc., conducted a Phase I archeological survey of the proposed 716-acre West of the Pecos Solar Project area in northern Reeves County, Texas. The survey resulted in the identification of six previously unrecorded archeological sites. The four Native American sites are an open campsite (41RV87) and three open campsites and lithic procurement localities (41RV89, 41RV90, and 41RV91) characterized by stone hearth remnants and sparse scatters of chipped stone and occasional ground or battered stone artifacts. No temporally diagnostic artifacts were identified at these sites. The two twentieth-century historic sites are a work camp or staging area and adjacent water control feature (41RV88) and a roadway with adjacent utility pole remnants (41RV92). All six sites have no potential to contain important information and are considered ineligible for designation as State Antiquities Landmarks (13 TAC 26.2, 8).
No diagnostic Native American artifacts were found, and the few diagnostic historic artifacts at 41RV88 were not collected, so the project resulted in no artifacts that will be curated. The records generated by the project are curated at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory of the University of Texas at Austin.
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