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Trinomial Site Number
The Texas Archaeological Research Lab at UT Austin has been given the task of curating information on archaeological sites in Texas. TARL has built a secure database of all recorded sites in Texas. TARL uses the trinomial site number system. This type of system uses a three section number.
The first two digits represent the state. Texas is the 41st state. Then a county abbreviation (see county abbreviation form), and finally the site number within that county.
example: 41ME1 = Texas, Medina Co., site #1