The Pape-Dawson Cultural Resources Team is teaming with a local landowner in New Braunfels to preserve German American history on a local historic farm and ranch. The team is employing a myriad of methods, including oral histories, LiDAR, and remote sensing, to prepare a preservation plan to document vernacular architecture and rural life in in central Texas during the 1800 and 1900s.
Archaeologists, architectural historians, and historians are working together to document a fachwerk home (a classic timber-frame style of architecture of German settlers) and numerous family cemeteries located on the property adjoining the Guadalupe River. This study has helped identify grave markers, including one previously undocumented African-American cemetery.
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.
Fox Tech High School
Pape-Dawson oversaw cultural resource compliance for San Antonio ISD’s Fox Tech High School Soccer Field and Parking project.