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Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

On the 12th and 14th of June 2017, Versar Inc. performed a pedestrian survey for the proposed development of water and wastewater infrastructure footprint in Canutillo, Texas. The inventory followed the standards outlined under THC’s Archaeological Survey Standards for Texas and Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Antiquities Code of Texas for 55 acres of land in east El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. The survey parcel is positioned adjacent s on property owned by El Paso Water-Public Service Board, a sub-entity of the City of El Paso. The proposed impact to the municipal lands, which entails the construction of water and sewer infrastructure that will support commercial development, has generated the requirement for a Texas Antiquities Permit and cultural resource inventory. The project goal was to identify all prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the survey parcel and make National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility recommendations for any newly discovered sites. The survey documented one archaeological site and 30 isolated occurrences; the isolated finds were fully documented and are not eligible for a NRHP recommendation. The one newly discovered site lacks geomorphic context and has been thoroughly recorded in-field; as a result, no further work is recommended for the APE.

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