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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION EST. 1954 WINTER 1995
VOLUME 13 NUMBER 1
FEATURES COVER CORNERSTONE
Archaeology Awareness Week
Celebrating and Preserving
Texas' Cultural Diversity 8
Texas Archaeology Awareness Week,
this year being celebrated April 22-29,
was created in 1989 as a way to focus the
public's attention on Texas' archaeological
heritage and the need for its
preservation. Special programs and activities
are being planned across the
The Coho and Nancy Jane
Smith Homestead: A Unique
Rural Archaeological Site
By Brenda B. Whorton
and S. Alan Skinner 16
The keen eye of an avocational archaeologist
helped save this site of an historic
school house and dwelling from
obscurity. But as is often the case with
archaeological research, the discovery
of this new data has raised interesting
questions for the investigators.
The Guajardo-Vela Ladrillera:
Historic Brickmaking in the
Lower Rio Grande Valley
By Douglas K.Boyd 20
Discovery of an historic brick kiln near
Pharr yields information about a widespread
cottage industry that once flourished
in south Texas.
Archaeology at the Oak Hill
Village Site: A Caddoan
Settlement in Rusk County
By J.Brett Cruse 10
The Caddoan Indians spent nearly 1,000
years in Texas, leaving behind many artifacts
documenting their existence, including
habitation and ceremonial sites. One of
the best preserved is this recently investigated
site in East Texas.
ON THE COVER
Colorful pictographs grace the walls of a
cave near Del Rio. Photograph by James
Meeting Set for April
Exhibits Planned For
San Antonio's Institute
of Texan Cultures
Work Begins on Bush
in College Station
On Historic Hill County
Courthouse in Hillsboro
THF Accepting Nominations
For Preservation Awards
To Be Given in April 26
Ranching Photo Exhibit
At Cattleman's Museum
in Fort Worth
Texas Historical Foundation
A Public Outreach
Program in Archaeology 27
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CONTRIBUTORS Jake Tate, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Historical
Douglas K. Boyd, J. Brett Cruse, Katrin Flechsig, James H. Evans, Commission, Brenda B. Whorton
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