|Reconstructed environmental setting of the Hinojosa site, ca.
1350 A.D. This reconstruction or ecological model is based on the local soil types,
topography, hydrology, and early historic accounts of the general landscape. The
sites rich assemblage of animal bones includes species typical of a mix of different
habitats including riparian (streamside) woods, a flowing creek, tall grass savanna,
short grass and brush.
It is perhaps not a coincidence that the site location has the most diverse mix of soil types of any nearby area of Jim Wells County. Different types of soil support different types of vegetation. Thus, those who camped at the site would have been able to find resources from diverse habitats (econiches) within easy walking distance. Black 1986: Figure 2.