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An Assessment of the Cultural Resources within the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant, Harrison County, Texas

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This report concerns an assessment of the potential for significant cultural resources within the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant LHAAP located in northeastern Harrison County, Texas. The assessment of the potential for significant cultural resources included the following evaluation of landform types and the historic and modern impacts associated with the landform types, archival research to trace land ownership patterns and to identify military and pre-military sites of potential significance, and reconnaissance survey efforts to evaluate the potential for archeological resources. This work was conducted during the month of December 1988 by personnel of Geo-Marine, Inc. These research efforts resulted in the redefinition of the disturbed areas, a summary of the previous archeological research conducted at the LHAAP, the designation of 39 localities which potentially contain cultural resources, the definition of landforms, and an evaluation of their potential to contain significant cultural properties. The potential for significant resources of both the prehistoric and historic periods within the LHAAP was found to be quite high. It is recommended that an incremental survey plan be implemented to precede the harvesting of trees as scheduled in the silvicultural program and that any gasoil exploration areas be surveyed prior to any actual impact. Furthermore, the presently designated sites whose eligibility remains to be determined and the potential site localities in relatively undisturbed areas should be protected from all further impacts.

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  • Humanities and History

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