Report on an Archeological Survey of Five Local Protection Project Dams and Associated Drainage and Diversion Channels in Northwest El Paso, Texas.
EL PASO CENTENNIAL MUSEUM TX
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Five local protection dams, ponding areas, and associated drainage and diversion channels in northwest El Paso, Texas, were examined for archeological and historical resources for the Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District. This terrain covers some 738 acres of which 608 acres were located in the terrace remanents and arroyos away from the river and 130 acres were located on the toes of the terraces and at the mouths of arroyos on the edge of the river floodplain. Eighteen prehistoric and no historic sites were located. All of the sites above the edge of the floodplain were lithic scatters or firecracked rock hearths. Of the three ceramic bearing sites, all were at the edge of the floodplain, all had firecracked rock hearths, and all had only brownware pottery. It is suggested that eight of the sites are eligible for nomination to the National Registry of Historic Places. Author
- Humanities and History