41MV120: A Stratified Late Archaic Site in Maverick County, Texas

Bradley J. Vierra
1998 Index of Texas Archaeology Open Access Grey Literature from the Lone Star State  
This repOli presents the findings of the data recovery program conducted at site 41MV120. The excavation was conducted under a contractual agreement with the Texas Department of TranspOliation under Texas Antiquities Pennit number 1622. A total of9,147 lithic artifacts, 30,903 g of fire-cracked rock, 1623 g of mussel shells, 457 g of snails, 43 macrobotanical samples, 79 historic alii facts, and 15 bones was recovered from these excavations. 41MV120 is a stratified Late Archaic site dating from
more » ... ic site dating from ca. 2200-1200 B.P. It was periodically inundated by floodwaters fi'om the Rio Grande which buried a series of occupational levels. The site appears to represent a long-tenn pattem of redundant reuse. It presumably reflects a shOli-tenn campsite from which local telTace gravels were used for core reduction and tool production. Several species of aquatic and tenestrial resources were exploited while residing at the camp, including shellfish and medium-to small-sized animals.
doi:10.21112/ita.1998.1.1 fatcat:leitpcgpx5gcngnad6gk5ux7c4