An archaeological survey of the Olney Water Line Project in Archer County, Texas
An archaeological survey was conducted along a 17 mile proposed water line with a 20 foot right-of-way for the City of Olney, Texas. Fieldwork required four days and was conducted on June 16-17 and 23-24, 1992. This project was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates with William E. Moore acting as Principal Investigator and Farmers Home Administration the federal regulatory agency. A pedestrian survey accompanied by shovel testing and use of a mechanical auger located five prehistoric localities and two historic localities. The prehistoric sites consist of flakes observed on the surface ranging in number from one to three. The two historic sites include a possible early 20th century trash dump and a root cellar and cistern, the remains of a house site. These localities are not considered significant, and no additional work is recommended. They were not assigned formal site numbers. It is recommended by Brazos Valley Research Associates that the City of Olney be allowed to proceed with their construction plans. Monitoring by an archaeologist is not recommended. All records of this project have been placed in permanent curation at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory in Austin, Texas.
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Moore, William (2015). An archaeological survey of the Olney Water Line Project in Archer County, Texas. Available electronically from