An Archaeological Survey for the Navidad Resources, LLC Ferguson State Prison Farm Unit Project in Madison County, Texas
An archaeological survey of three proposed well pad sites, two proposed access roads, and two frac pit sites at the Ferguson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Madison County, Texas was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) on July 27 and 29 and August 6 and 18, 2010. The project was conducted under Antiquities Permit 5714. The client is Navidad Resources, LLC. The total area investigated consisted of 19.2 acres. Evidence of prehistoric activity in the area was revealed by the presence of three flakes at well location 1-1, one flake at well location 2-1, and three flakes at Frac Pit 1. The flakes are small interior flakes, and it is believed that they are the result of tool refurbishing activities and not indicative of an actual site worthy of a state trinomial. Historic artifacts were found at well location 2-1 and consist of three fragments of whiteware, two fragments of clear glass, and a metal bolt. In addition a fragment of mammal bone was found. According to prison personnel, the area where the historic artifacts were found had been used in the past as a place for dumping trash. Due to the sparse amount of materials recovered, this area was not considered to be worthy of an official site number. The artifacts from both areas have been discarded, as they are not considered significant and worthy of curation Copies of the report are on file at the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, the Texas State Library, Navidad Resources, LLC, the Ferguson Unit, and BVRA.
Subjectarcheological reports for Texas
archaeological reports for Texas
Brazos Valley Research Associates
Madison County, Texas
Moore, William (2015). An Archaeological Survey for the Navidad Resources, LLC Ferguson State Prison Farm Unit Project in Madison County, Texas. Available electronically from