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Archaeological Monitoring of Brick Paver Replacement at Milam Park (41BX922), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
On August 24-25, 2020 and September 3, 2020, the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted archaeological monitoring at Milam Park (41BX992) in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The monitoring was performed in response to a request from the City of San Antonio for the repair and leveling of brick pavers in 20 locations as part of a park beautification project. At the municipal level, the project falls under the City of San Antonio Historic Preservation and Design Section of the Unified Development Code (Article 6 35-630 to 35-634). Projects conducted on public lands are subject to the Texas Antiquities Code and require review by the Texas Historical Commission. The work was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 9484. Cynthia Munoz served as Principal Investigator on the project, and Michelle Carpenter and José Zapata served as Project Archaeologists.
Excavations at the park consisted of the removal of damaged concrete pavers, the addition of sand for leveling, and the replacement of the pavers. Approximately 349.4 square meters (3,760.9 sq. ft.) were manually excavated. Excavations were contained to the layer of sand previously imported as a base for pavers. No cultural features or artifacts were encountered during monitoring. All records generated during this project were curated at the CAR in accordance with THC guidelines.
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