Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Archaeological Testing - 82 Water St.
Title: Archaeological Testing at 82 Water Street, St. Augustine, Florida
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 Material Information
Title: Archaeological Testing at 82 Water Street, St. Augustine, Florida
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Archaeological Testing - 82 Water St.
Physical Description: Report
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Robert H.
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Folder: Archaeological Testing - 82 Water St.
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
82 Water Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Saint Augustine Civic Center (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 82 Water Street
Coordinates: 29.903104 x -81.312825
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Bibliographic ID: UF00095522
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL TESTING AT 82 WATER STREET
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA






Report submitted to the City
of St. Augustine, Department of
Planning

by
Historic Property Associates
26 Cordova Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32085


Robert H. Steinbach
Project Archaeologist


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ARCHAEOLOGICAL TESTING AT
82 WATER STREET
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

I. INTRODUCTION

Historic Property Associates received a request from the
City of St. Augustine to test a portion of this site prior to
planned construction activities. The testing was limited to the
areas which would be disturbed by footing excavation.

II. SITE HISTORY

This area has been occupied since pre-historic times. For a
comprehensive overview, see Edward E. Chaney, "Survey and
Evaluation of Archaeological Resources in the Abbott Tract and
North City, St. Augustine." 1986. The proximity of the site to
the second location of the Mission of Nombre de Dios was of
special concern.

III. FIELD WORK

A series of test excavations utilizing a post hole digger
was conducted on 7 December 1989. Eleven tests, spaced at
approximately one meter intervals in the proposed footing trench
area, were excavated. The material was screened through a 1/4"
hardware cloth screen.

All tests were negative in respect to the recovery of any
artifactual material. The profiles in all tests, which were
excavated to a depth of approximately 70 centimeter, indicated
that the site had been filled with a sterile brownish yellow sand
sometime in the recent past. It should also be noted that the
crown of Pine Street, which borders the property on the south, is
approximately one meter below the existing grade of the site.

IV. RECOMMENDATION

It appears that no adverse impact to the cultural resource
of St. Augustine would occur as a consequence of the proposed
construction. Recommend that permission be granted to proceed.




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