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Library of CVAS Member's Papers


These are a collection of papers or links to published articles and documents on archeology or history related to the region.  Unless published they are not to be used by any persons outside CVAS as a definitive resource.  They are purely for the enjoyment of CVAS membesr to share their interests.

The Pecos River Horsehead Crossing:
Multiple Crossing Points By Wagons, Cattle, Indians


Confusion about Texas Sections of Butterfield Trail



Drones in Archeology
(by Tom Ashmore, paper for SWFAS 2015)
(915 Kb)

Independence Creek Rock Shelter Recordings
(by Tom Ashmore from SWFAS 2014 publication)
(.pdf file, 3.7Mb)


Head of the Concho Stage Station (41R95)
by Larry Reimenschnieder from the TAS Bulletin
(.pdf file, 3.9Mb)


Davis Hackberry Spring Site (41ST87) Sterling County, Texas
by Larry Reimenschnieder from the THC Cache archeological journal
(.pdf file, 3.9Mb)


Grierson's Spring Military Outpost, 1878 - 1882

by Larry Reimenschnieder from the Journal of Big Bend Studies archeological journal
(.pdf file, 10Mb)


An Historic Earthen Dwelling, Tom Green County, Texas
by Larry Reimenschnieder from the THC Cache archeological journal
(.pdf file, 2.2Mb)


Smith's Station, Butterfield Overland Mail Route, Shackelford County, TX
by Larry Reimenschnieder from the THC Cache archeological journal
(.pdf file, 2Mb)


A Fire PIt in Sterling County, Texas

by Larry Reimenschnieder from the THC Cache archeological journal
(.pdf file, 2.4Mb)


1888 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Roundhouse (41TH311)
by Larry Reimenschnieder from the THC Cache archeological journal
(.pdf file, 2.8Mb)

Searching for old Knickerbocker (.pdf) (5.6Mb)

Rediscovering Butterfield-Ft Chadbourne2Pecos
(Powerpoint presentation with notes - 2.9Mb)

The West Texas Fair That Time Forgot (Standard Times article) (56kb)


Camp Melvin and the Pontoon Crossing

(((Excellent research and analysis of the Pecos River crossing used by the San Antonio to El Paso stage and guarded by military troops - pdf 2Mb)


Archeo-astronomical features at the Paint Rock, Pictograph Site
(Ground breaking discoveries of the famous pictographs in 2002 - pdf 2Mb)

ARCHEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS JOHNSON’S STATION (41IR123), IRION COUNTY, TEXAS, April 2010 (6.3Mb)


ARCHEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS PAINT ROCK 1800s HISTORIC CAMP SITES (41CC290) CONCHO COUNTY, TEXAS, March 2010 (2.2 Mb)

The Battle of Dove Creek – The Battle That Should Not Have Been

(Historic battle with Kickapoo Indians southwest of San Angelo - pdf 304kb)

Hackberry Spring
(CVAS dig near Sterling City featured in Texas Beyond History)


Big Lake Bison Kill

(CVAS work done in 1998)

Archeological Investigations at Campbell Ranch, Paint Rock, TX 1999
(pdf 1.2MB)


The Goodnight-Loving Trail
(History of blazing the trial from the Ft Worth area though the Concho Valley, on to the Pecos River and into New Mexico - pdf 365kb)
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Other misc links and interesting articles

Horsehead Crossing video

3D image of Underwood Site
(18MB download)

If you are using Firefox do not try to load it into the browser.  I tried that and it doesn't work.  You must right click on the link and download the file to someplace on your computer, like a Temp directory.  If you have the free Adobe Acrobat reader on your computer you can just double click on the file once it's downloaded to bring it up and manipulate it.  

3D image of a twisted Perdernales point


(24MB download)
If you are using Firefox do not try to load it into the browser.  I tried that and it doesn't work.  You must right click on the link and download the file to someplace on your computer, like a Temp directory.  If you have the free Adobe Acrobat reader on your computer you can just double click on the file once it's downloaded to bring it up and manipulate it.  

If you are using Internet Explorer you can load it directly into your browser and it will work. 

Once it's downloaded use the left mouse button held down to manipulate the 3D image.  The middle roller wheel on the mouse will zoom it in and out.  You can look at it from any angle.  The beginning angle is looking from the top down. 


Critical Archaeology at 19th Century Western Way Stations:
Granite Creek Station, Nevada

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts
in Anthropology by Laura K. Sechrist
(Contributions by CVAS members, 14Mb)


Knickerbocker Outlaws
(Story of the Ketchum brothers, 808 Kb)

Dove Creek's Rose of the Wild Bunch
(Story of Laura Bullion, 254 Kb)

The Ancient Jumano Indians Meet The Lady In Blue

(669 Kb)

Twin Buttes Archeology Report, 2002 (5.4Mb)


Stone Age Columbus
(Transcript from BBC documentary - were the first to come to America from Europe instead of Asia?)

Texas Arrowheads
(Excellent archeological studies on Texas arrowheads and tools)

Hoeco Tanks: Crossroads Through Time


Arenosa Shelter

Ethnobotany of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Learning From Cabeza De Vaca

The Butterfield Overland Mail
(Waterman Ormsby's 1858 account of the stage journey from Fort Chadbourne to the Pecos River -

pdf 160kb)

The Jumano Indians In Texas, 1650 - 1771

(Herbert E. Bolton, reprint of the Quarterly of Texas State Historical Association,1910, not in copyright -pdf 3.6MB)


Bartlett's Personal Narrative, Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua, 1850

Glossary of Ammunition Terms
(pdf 380kb)

Texas Arrowheads and Indian Artifacts
(museum of artifacts with very good photos)

Paint Rock Indian Pictographs
(Bob Anderson's interpretation of the Paint Rock pictographs as astronomical observations)


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