Cultural resources survey and assessment of the proposed department of energy Freeport to Texas City Pipeline, Brazoria and Galveston Counties, Texas. Final Report.




Castille, G.J.
Whelan, J.P.

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An intensive survey and testing program of selected segments of a proposed Department of Energy pipeline were conducted by Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during December 1985 and January 1986. The proposed pipeline runs from Texas City, Galveston County to Bryan Mound, Brazoria County. The pedestrian survey was preceded by historical records survey to locate possible historic sites within the DOE right-of-way. Four prehistoric sites within the ROW (41b0159, 160, 161, 162) and one outside the ROW (41B0163) were located. All were Rangia cuneata middens. The survey results are discussed with particular reference to the environmental settings of the sites and the effectiveness of the survey procedure. Two of the sites located within the ROW were subjected to additional testing. The results of the backhoe testing program are included in the site descriptions, and the scientific value of the sites are presented.


157 p.


pipelines, natural resources