Houston Archeological Society presents Archeological Excavations in Downtown Houston: What Was Happening Between The George R. Brown and Minute Maid Park in the 1800s?
Eleanor Stoddart, a professional archeologist with Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc. in Houston, will present a program on archeological investigations on one of the most historic blocks in the City of Houston.
In early 2015, Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc. conducted cultural resource subsurface survey field investigations and archeological construction monitoring of the proposed Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage. The focus of the investigations was on Blocks 119 and 161 in downtown Houston, between the George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park. Over 12 features (including cisterns, brick pavements and trash pits) and 2,100 artifacts, including glass, ceramics, architectural, and personal items as well as faunal remains, were recovered from Block 161.
Stoddart will discuss how these artifacts and features shed light on some of the moderately wealthy early inhabitants of Houston during a time when Houston was undergoing rapid economic and cultural development changes.