An Archaeological Survey for the Eastham State Prison Farm 5-1 Well Location and Clay Pond in Houston County Texas
An archaeological survey of a proposed natural gas well site (2.81 acres) and clay pond (3.67 acres) on the Eastham State Prison Farm Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in southwest Houston County, Texas was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) on March 28, 2008 under antiquities permit 4870. The two areas were investigated through a 100% Pedestrian Survey, shovel testing, and backhoe trenching. The 5-1 well site is located on a slightly elevated area containing sandy soil 750 meters south of Negro Creek. No surface evidence of a prehistoric or historic site was observed during the Pedestrian Survey; therefore, nine shovel tests and one backhoe trench were excavated. The tests were dug through fine sandy loam, and no cultural materials were observed. The proposed clay pond is located on a flat area less than 100 meters south of Negro Creek in heavy clay soil. One backhoe trench was excavated, and no cultural materials were observed. No archaeological sites were found at either site, and no artifacts were collected. In all, 6.48 acres were evaluated. Copies of this report are on file at the Texas Historical Commission, Archeology Division, the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, and BVRA.
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Moore, William (2015). An Archaeological Survey for the Eastham State Prison Farm 5-1 Well Location and Clay Pond in Houston County Texas. Available electronically from