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Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

From May 1st to of 2018, Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc., conducted an intensive pedestrian cultural resources survey of a project area (totaling approximately 21.8 acres) on both banks of Little Cypress Creek in northwestern Harris County, Texas. This project precedes anticipated development in the form of roadway, bridge, and detention basin construction sponsored by Harris County Precinct 3 (HCP3) and Precinct 4 (HCP4). This development will connect Louetta Road from its existing termini of Telge Road to the east and Stablewood Farms Drive to the west. Depth of impact due to construction within the project area is likely to be deeper than one meter in many areas. This along with the perceived potential for deeply buried archeosediments along Little Cypress Creek necessitated deep testing via backhoe trenching. Our project goals were to locate and identify cultural materials, sites, or historic properties within the proposed area of potential effects (APE), and to prepare management recommendations regarding any identified resources. This work was conducted for Spirit Environmental and Harris County Engineering Department under Texas Antiquities Permit Number 8388. Field investigations were conducted by Principal Investigator August G. Costa and Project Archeologist Stephanie Orsini, with assistance from Michael Hogan and Cassady Holt. These investigations consisted of surface and sub-surface (shovel testing and backhoe trenching) examination. Thirty-three shovel tests (n=33) and six backhoe trenches were excavated during this work. All sub-surface probes were negative for material culture. No standing structures or cultural resources of import were observed during these investigations. No archeological sites were observed during these investigations. No further archeological work is recommended. Paper records will be curated at the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas-San Antonio. In the event that archeological deposits or features should be encountered during construction, work should cease in the immediate vicinity and the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission contacted for further consultation.

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