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Archeological Survey Of An Antiquities Conservation Grant Easement In Service Of The Pipeline, Reeves County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
Between April 3 and 4, 2018, Blanton & Associates, Inc. (B&A), on behalf of KMF Water LLC, at the request of Kimmeridge Energy, conducted an archeological survey within a portion of an Antiquities Conservation Grant Easement (ACGE) located within the Nicolls Tract in service of the Kimmeridge Energy Pipeline in Reeves County, Texas. A 100-percent visual inspection of the 0.62-acre project area was conducted, complemented by eight shovel tests and two creek-bank scrapings. No significant deposits eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and/or designation as a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) were encountered within the project area. An archeological site was recorded southwest of the project area, consisting of a prehistoric lithic scatter on the ground surface (41RV134). The site is situated outside of the proposed undertaking and does not exhibit research potential. Based on these findings, B&A recommends that development within the project area be allowed to proceed as planned without additional investigations with regards to cultural resources. No significant cultural materials were encountered or collected during this investigation. Curation of records generated in connection with this survey occurred at the University of Texas San Antonio’s (UTSA) Center for Archaeological Research (CAR).
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