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Houston TX Archeology
Houston TX Archeology

Houston TX Archeology

Harris Country said, in a public release entitled “Cypress Creek Archeological Site:”
The artifacts found at this site [near Meyer Park, along Cypress Creek] indicate that the various groups of nomadic prehistoric people returned every year (or every few years) on a seasonal basis to take advantage of the area’s plentiful hunting and fishing opportunities and the agreeable climate. Artifacts indicate that people first came here for a limited period around 8,000 to 10,000 years ago (Paleoindian Period, 8000 to 6000 B.C.), and then camped here repeatedly over a period of approximately 1,500 years, from A.D. 100 until the arrival of Europeans (Early Ceramic Period, A.D. 100 to 800, to Late Ceramic Period, A.D. 800 to 1750). When tested, a piece of burned wood found in a cooking hearth was dated to A.D. 1020 to 1200.

For more information about the native people of southeast Texas, see Indians of the Upper Texas Coast by Lawrence E. Aten, published by the Academic Press in 1983; The Archeology of Southeast Texas by Leland W. Patterson, published in the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society in 1995; and, The Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times by W. W Newcomb, Jr., published by The University of Texas Press in 1961.
The find occurred between 2006 and 2010. Fascinating. Here is a picture and some info included in the public release.Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 4.51.44 PM

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