First of all, this work would not have been possible without funding from the City of San Marcos and the Texas Department of Transportation. The City of San Marcos has been very agreeable and generous as they financially supported this project, and Sabas Avila has played a crucial role in facilitating City-University communications. The Texas Department of Transportation not only funded a majority of the radiocarbon analysis, but they oversaw compliance with Section 106, which was necessary due to ultimate funding by the Federal Highway Administration. Members of the Environmental Affairs Division of the Texas Department of Transportation, especially Jon Bud, Scott Pletka, and Jim Abbott, provided invaluable advice, guidance, consultation, and feedback. Members of the Texas Historical Commission were also critical to the success of this project.
Much of the content on the previous pages was paraphrased from the report, Prehistoric Life, Labor, and Residence in Southeast-Central Texas: Results of Data Recovery at 41HY163, the Zatopec Site, San Marcos, Texas, which is the result of a considerable amount of work and writing by:
Jon Lohse (Editor and Co-author), Spencer LeDoux, R. Zac Selden, Julian A. Sitters, and David M. Yelacic, Center for Archaeological Studies, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University-San Marcos;
Charles D. Frederick, Consulting Geoarchaeologist;
Jeffery R. Ferguson and Michael D. Glascock, Archaeometry Laboratory, Research Reactor Center, University of Missouri;
Leslie G. Cecil, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches;
Elton R. Prewitt, Consulting Archaeologist;
Kyra Stull and Michelle D. Hamilton, Forensic Anthropology Center, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University-San Marcos;
Cynthia M. Munoz, Raymond Mauldin, and Robert J. Hard, Center for Archaeological Research, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio;
Judith A. Sichler, Jessica L. Vavrasek, Kandace D. Hollenbach, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville;
Dawn M. Marshall and Tim E. Riley, Palynology Laboratory, Texas A&M University; and,
Linda Scott Cummings and Chad Yost, PaleoResearch Institute, Golden, Colorado.