Lake Sam Rayburn Archaeological Site Inventory and Monitoring Project
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In January 1995, the East Texas Archeological Society (ETAS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Texas Historical Commission (THC) agreed to cooperate in a partnership project to inventory and monitor archaeological sites along the Lake Sam Rayburn shoreline. A Letter of Intent (LOI-095-02) was formulated and signed, stating that: the participants are mutually interested in fostering integrated problem solving among heritage resource managers
... ce managers regarding historic preservation issues, with special emphasis on training and information sharing. The Forest Service [and the COE] will gain additional information on the condition and location of archeological sites within its ownership along the shores of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The participants will gain experience in recording and monitoring of site conditions, gain knowledge concerning the effects of shoreline erosion and looting of sites along the shores of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Finally, the USFS and the COE will profit from the volunteer labor provided by members of ETAS. This paper reports on inventory and monitoring project activities that took place on September 30, 1995, and October 7, 1995 along the northern end of Lake Sam Rayburn. Elaine P. Sherman was the Project Archeologist, and the work was conducted under ARPA permit no. DACW63-95-0656.