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Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

This report documents the substantive findings and management recommendations of a cultural resource inventory conducted by Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (IES) for the American Airlines Trinity River Complex Building 6 Project, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Tarrant County, Texas. As the DFW will need approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modify their Airport Layout Plan to reflect the permanent alterations, the project requires compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Additionally, as the DFW is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, the project will be subjected to the provisions of the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT).

The goal of the survey was to locate, identify, and assess any cultural resources that could be adversely affected by the proposed development, and to evaluate such resources for their potential eligibility for listing as a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) or eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

The cultural resources inventory was conducted by archeologists Kevin Stone and Anne Gibson on 23 May 2017, under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 8034. During the IES survey, one newly recorded prehistoric site (41TR304) was encountered within the 12.15- acre Area of Potential Effects (APE). Based on the degree of disturbance, it was deemed ineligible for listing on the NRHP or as a SAL. In addition, portions of the FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center and the American Airlines Training and Convention Center greater than 50 years in age were assessed within the indirect APE.

No artifacts were collected as part of this survey. All records will be temporarily curated at the IES McKinney office and permanently curated at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL). No further work is warranted. However, if any cultural resources are unearthed during construction, the operators should stop construction activities, and immediately contact the project environmental representative to initiate coordination with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) prior to resuming any construction activities.

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