Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society, Volume 27, 1956 Page: 8
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Bluff a chain of small, low-lying islands closely parallels
the mainland shore for a distance of three or four miles.
These islands are in the extreme eastern part of Nueces
County, some 10 or 12 miles southeast of downtown Corpus
Christi and just east and southeast of the Corpus Christi
Naval Air Base. Most of the available maps show at least
seven islands in the chain, but there are also a number of
islets that do not show. On five of the seven larger islands
archeological sites have been reported. These sites, from
north to south, are designated as follows: Site 77B5-13 (In-
dian Island), Site 77B5-1 (Webb Island), Site 77B5-2, Site
77B8-6, and Site 77B8-7.
Archeological sites on this chain of islands have been
briefly and somewhat casually reported in three publica-
tions by George C. Martin and Wendell H. Potter, who
visited the islands and made surface collections during the
course of an archeological survey, 1927-1929. Only one site
is described, an unidentified island at the northern end of
the chain whose surface was littered with fractured pebbles,
flint flakes, and potsherds (Martin, 1929, p. 51). Mention is
made, without specifying any particular island, that human
skulls and various long bones had been exposed by wave
action (ibid., p. 50). Both Martin and Potter provide scat-
tered references, along with a few illustrations, to specimens
collected from sites on these islands. Except for two speci-
mens of pottery, the specific provenience of these objects is
not given. The list is brief but illuminating in a general
way. It includes a bone or shell pendant (Martin, 1929, p.
54); a cylindrical pebble with an encircling groove near one
end (ibid.); two flint drills, one with an irregularly shaped
stem (Martin and Potter, n. d., Part 1, plate at left, speci-
men No. 4), the other bipointed and with a triangular cross
section (Martin, 1929, p. 56); eight small flint arrow points:
four Perdiz points,* one Fresno point, two Starr points, and
one broadly lanceolate point with straight base (Martin and
Potter, n. d., Part 2, plate at left and plate at right, specimens
For descriptions of all projectile point and pottery types named
in this paper, see Suhm et al., 1954.
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