Accession Number : ADA309696

Title :   Cultural Resources Survey of 5,000 Acres Within the White Oak Creek Mitigation Area (WOCMA), Bowie, Morris, and Titus Counties, Texas: 1993-1994.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-May 96,

Corporate Author : GEO-MARINE INC PLANO TX

Personal Author(s) : Cliff, Maynard B. ; White, William D. ; Hunt, Steven M. ; Pleasant, Darryl ; Shaw, Gary L.

PDF Url : ADA309696

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 305

Abstract : In 1993, Geo-Marine, Inc., was contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, to conduct cultural resources investigations on 5,000 acres of the planned White Oak Creek Mitigation Area (WOCMA). This work was to include an intensive pedestrian survey for both prehistoric and historical cultural resources, and an initial assessment of these resources in terms of their eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Pedestrian survey was carried out in stages between September 1993 and August 1994, as areas became accessible. As a result, 59 sites and 34 nonsite localities were identified within Bowie, Morris, and Titus counties. Fifty-four of these are prehistoric in date, four are multicomponent prehistoric and historical, and one has only an historical component. The sample of prehistoric sites contains material ranging in age from the Paleo-Indian up through the Late Caddoan period, with Caddoan components being most common. Of the few historic components, several appear to be twentieth century recreational hunting sites, several are nineteenth to twentieth century domestic-related sites, and one appears to be a twentieth century refuse site. Twelve sites are deemed ineligible for inclusion in the NRHP. The nonsite localities, which represent largely isolated prehistoric finds, are also deemed to be ineligible for inclusion in the NRHP.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, ARMY FACILITIES, HYDROLOGY, GEOLOGY, SURVEYS, GEOMORPHOLOGY, HISTORIC SITES, ARTIFACTS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, VEGETATION, EXCAVATION, TEXAS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE