Amistad National Recreation Area: Archeological Survey and Cultural Resource Inventory

Author(s): Phil Dering

Year: 2002


This draft report is submitted in partial fulfillment of Cooperative Agreement No. 1443-CA-1250-6-005 between the National Park Service and Texas A&M University (TAMU). It presents a basic description of the Systemwide Archeological Inventory Survey (SAIP) of 19921993, and subsequent surveys conducted during a reservoir drawdown period in 1995, 1996, and 1997. Survey descriptions are based on draft documents and site data recording forms submitted to TAMU.

The sample of 500 sites is discussed and summarized in tabular form. Fourteen prehistoric site types were identified in the database, with 144 sites located wholly or partially on federal property, and the remaining 356 on adjacent private property. The database contains 227 rockshelters, 92 burned rock middens, and 29 caves; these three site types account for 76 percent of all the sites in the project database. In addition to these site types, 25 fire-cracked rock concentrations or scatters, 24 overhangs, 22 lithic scatters, and 16 hearth sites are listed. The database of 500 sites contains a total of 2,477 feature entries  2,380 are prehistoric and 97 are historic. The presence of 109 pictograph features and 183 well-preserved middens in shelters attests to the unusual richness of cultural resources in this region. The discussion summarizes known site attributes, including cultural affiliation, chronology, feature and artifact scatter types, landform category, material culture, and rock art features of the 500 survey sites.

Cite this Record

Amistad National Recreation Area: Archeological Survey and Cultural Resource Inventory. Phil Dering. Cooperative Agreement ,1443-CA-1250-6-005.: national park service. 2002 ( tDAR id: 371798) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QF8RBK

Spatial Coverage

min long: -101.678; min lat: 28.806 ; max long: -100.239; max lat: 29.964 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Sponsor(s): Texas A&M University

Prepared By(s): Center for Ecological Archaeology / Texas A&M University, College

Submitted To(s): National Park Service

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