Pape-Dawson oversaw cultural resource compliance for San Antonio ISD’s Fox Tech High School Soccer Field and Parking project. Our efforts included a historic aerial and map review followed by backhoe trenching, mechanical scraping, and monitoring at targeted locations of former historic-age structures, a portion of the project area that had the potential to contain unmarked burials, and a portion of the project area previously mapped as the Acequia Principal. While no evidence of human burials or the Acequia Principal was encountered, the survey effort resulted in the recording of one late-19th to early-20th century occupation site consisting of structural remains, a brick-lined privy, and middens.
We conducted our work in full compliance with the City of San Antonio’s Unified Development Code, the Antiquities Code of Texas, and the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Other Cultural Resources Projects
Alamo Plaza Master Plan
Pape-Dawson led archaeological survey efforts on the west and south walls of the Alamo Mission of San Antonio.
Pape-Dawson archaeologists uncovered a burned rock midden (ancient waste dump site) within the proposed footprint for a new high school.
Pape-Dawson teamed with a local landowner to preserve German American history on a local historic farm and ranch in New Braunfels.