An Archaeological Survey for the City of Rule Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project in Haskell County, Texas
The City of Rule in west-central Haskell County, Texas plans to construct an irrigation pond at a five-acre site. In addition, a water transmission line will connect the new pond with an irrigation system that will be used to water local crops. The length of the water line will not be known until the final selection is made regarding which five-acre site will be used for the pond. In response to a request by the Texas Historical Commission (THC), an archaeological survey was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) on August 17, 2010 under Antiquities Permit 5736. Two five-acre tracts and the possible routes for the water transmission line were surveyed for a total of 10.75 acres. No prehistoric sites were identified. No streams or other sources of water are in the area. Therefore, it is assumed that this area was not regarded in prehistoric times as a suitable area for a temporary or permanent camp. A sparse scatter of historic artifacts was noted in a plowed field, and they probably represent the remains of one of two structures depicted on the topographic quadrangle in this area. These artifacts are believed to date to the early part of the 20th century. They consist of glass, ceramics, brick fragments, and a metal bottle cap. They are not significant and have been discarded. Copies of the report are on file at the THC, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), BVRA, the Texas State Library, Enprotec, Hibbs & Todd, and the City of Rule.
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archaeological reports for Texas
Brazos Valley Research Associates
Haskell County, Texas
Moore, William (2015). An Archaeological Survey for the City of Rule Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project in Haskell County, Texas. Available electronically from