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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument __ "For thousands of years, people came to the red bluffs above the Canadian River for flint that was vital to their existence."  History and archaeology. - illustrated - From National Park Service - http://www.nps.gov/alfl/index.htm

 

Archeology - Texas Historical Commission __ "The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Archeology Division works to identify, protect and preserve Texas' irreplaceable archeological heritage. Using a regional approach, archeologists and staff participate in a variety of activities to support this mission."  Organization, goals and accomplishments. - From state.tx.us - http://www.thc.state.tx.us/archeology/aadefault.shtml 

 

Buffalo Soldiers in Texas: Archaeology at Pine Springs Camp __ "Buffalo Soldiers, Apaches, and the Archaeology of the Apache War" - From about.com - http://archaeology.about.com/od/military/ig/Buffalo-Soldiers-in-Texas/

 

Caddo Mounds : Texas Historical Commission __ "More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center 26 miles west of present-day Nacogdoches."  Learn about the archaeological park, accomplishments and goals. - illustrated - From visitcaddomounds.com - http://www.visitcaddomounds.com/index.aspx?page=2   

 

Category:Archaeological sites in Texas __ Index of articles relating to Texas archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaeological_sites_in_Texas

 

Council of Texas Archeologists __ Learn about the organization, goals, projects and accomplishments. - illustrated - From counciloftexasarcheologists.org - http://www.counciloftexasarcheologists.org/ 

 

dig: Texas Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in Texas" - From digonsite.com - http://www.digonsite.com/guide/texas.html

 

Earliest Americans Arrived Even Earlier __ "A newly found trove of 56 stone tools north of Austin confirms the makers of the "Clovis point" weren't the first Americans."  The find dates back 15,000 years.  A general overview. - illustrated - From discovery.com - http://news.discovery.com/history/early-americans-arrival-110324.html 

 

El Orcoquisac __ "In the 1720s, French traders began visiting the Galveston Bay area to trade with the Akokisa (Orcoquisa) and Bidai Indians."  Learn the subsequent history and read about the archaeological research of the area. - illustrated - From texasbeyondhistory.net - http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/coast/images/he2.html

 

 


El Paso Archaeological Society __ Learn about the society and its goals. "EPAS is a dynamic organization of approximately 250 avocational and professional archaeologists. We are a nonprofit group dedicated to conservation and preservation of cultural resources. Our activities offer something for almost everyone interested in archaeology - from interesting speakers to hands-on experience. Look around our website and see if there is something for you..." - illustrated - from EPAS - http://www.epas.com/ 

 

Handbook of Texas Online - Historical Archaeology __ "In Texas, historical archeology-the study by archeological techniques of sites influenced by literate populations-seems to have begun with archeological work financed by the Work Projects Administration."  A good article detailing the development of 'historical archaeology' in Texas. - From tshaonline.org - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/bfh1.html

 

Historic archaeology: Depleted Texas lakes expose ghost towns, graves __ "Across the state, receding lakes have revealed a prehistoric skull, ancient tools, fossils and a small cemetery that appears to contain the graves of freed slaves. Some of the discoveries have attracted interest from local historians, and looters also have scavenged for pieces of history. More than two dozen looters have been arrested at one site."  A news story - From statesmanjournal.com - http://community.statesmanjournal.com/blogs/science/2011/11/20/historic-archaeology-depleted-texas-lakes-expose-ghost-towns-graves/

 

Images from a West Texas Archaeological Dig April, 2006 - West of Matador in Motley County __ Annotated gallery of photos of an archaeology dig. - illustrated - From sibleynaturecenter.org - http://www.sibleynaturecenter.org/daytrips/archaeologicaldig/index.html 

 

Levi Jordan Plantation Home Page __ "The plantation was built in 1848 by Levi Jordan, his family, and the people who worked for them as slaves and, later, as tenant farmers and sharecroppers. This web site attempts to discuss the lives of ALL of these people, and covers a period from 1848 until about 1888-1890."  History, archaeology and more. - From webarchaeology.com - http://www.webarchaeology.com/html/Default.htm

 

Levi Site __ "...is a shallow rockshelter in the valley of a small tributary of the Pedernales River in western Travis County."  A series of excavations has pushed habitation back 10,000 years. - From tshaonline.org - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/LL/bbl3.html

 

Lower Pecos-Archeology __ "The Lower Pecos Canyonlands, with its remarkable concentration of rockshelters and polychrome rock paintings, offers unique opportunities to study how hunter-gatherers adapted to a semi-arid environment."  A history of archaeological research in the region. - illustrated - From http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/pecos/archeology.html 

 

Mansfield Cut Underwater Archeological District __ The district holds several ship wrecks and you can learn about three of them here.  An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield_Cut_Underwater_Archeological_District   


Pottery Heist __ "Last July someone slipped into the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL) at the University of Texas at Austin, making off with 21 Native American pots. Among those taken were 17 Caddo pots from northeast Texas dating from A.D. 1200-1600, including some of the best-known examples of ceramics from that area. A collection of Archaic (6000 B.C.-A.D. 200) dart points and reproductions of decorated pebbles are also missing." Interesting story. - From Archaeological Institute of America - http://www.archaeology.org/0201/newsbriefs/pottery.html 

 

 
 
Recovery Archaeology on the Texas Coast __ Learn how an important and interesting archaeological investigation got underway and what has been accomplished. It is a great example of collectors working with professionals. - illustrated - From dirtbrothers.org - http://www.dirtbrothers.org/atkinson/ 

 

Southern Texas Archaeological Association __ "The Southern Texas Archaeological Association is a regional scientific and educational organization for individuals and groups interested in the archaeology, ethnohistory and prehistory of south-central and southern Texas ..." You will find articles, goals and much more. - From STAA - http://www.staa.org/

 

Texas Archeological Research Laboratory __ "The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) of The University of Texas at Austin is a nationally recognized archeological research facility and the largest archeological repository in the state." Many articles and links to related material. - illustrated - From TARL - http://www.utexas.edu/research/tarl/ 

 

Texas Archeological Society's Home Page __ "The Texas Archeological Society promotes study, preservation and awareness of Texas archeology. The Society encourages scientific archeological exploration and research, the preservation and conservation of archeological materials and sites, and the interpretation and publication of the data attendant thereto." Learn about how they accomplish this, their goals and plans for the future. - illustrated - From Texas Archaeological Society - http://www.txarch.org/ 


Texas Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series, University of Texas Press __ While these are reviews of publications rather than the entire publication, you may still be able to find some interesting material in the review and excerpts from each. - from University of Texas Press - http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/subjects/txarchaeo.html 


Texas Archaeology and the Law __ An overview of archaeological law in Texas. - From University of North Texas - http://courses.unt.edu/chandler/PATHFINDERS/texas.htm

 

Texas Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in Texas - From museumsusa.org - http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/?k=1271407%2CCategoryID%3A1601640%3BState%3ATX%3Bdirectoryid%3A200454  

 


Texas Arrowheads and Indian Artifacts - Virtual Museum __ A virtual museum it really is. There are arrowheads and Indian artifact photo galleries with information and descriptions of 1000's of authentic prehistoric artifacts found in Texas. - illustrated - From texasarrowheads.com - http://www.texasarrowheads.com/ 


Texas Beyond History __ A popular guide to archeological sites from across the state by Texas Archeological Research Laboratory and Texas Archeological Society. illustrated, kids' section - From Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory and Texas Archaeological Society - http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/

 

Texas Snails in Archaeological Context __ "Snails are a commonly encountered portion of the faunal assemblage in many archaeological sites. In somecases the density of snail remains demand attention."  While this is an 'abstract' of a larger work, it does provide a good deal of information. - From dirtbrothers.org / Andrew F. Malof - http://www.dirtbrothers.org/editorial/malof.htm


Welcome to The Rock Art Foundation __ "Until recently, few people knew that Texas harbored one of the largest and most diverse bodies of rock art in the New World. For decades, several individuals had devoted considerable time and energy to the recording and preservation of the art -- Dr. And Mrs. D. J. Sibley, with their friend and local rancher Rose Mary Jones, convinced the state to purchase Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site as a refuge for examples of all the prehistoric pictograph styles. Solveig Turpin and her colleagues searched for unknown sites; and Jim Zintgraff photographed the many sites now seen by the public at the Witte Museum. Faced with the realization that the art was deteriorating at a rapid pace, we decided to coordinate our efforts and form a foundation that could enlist the talents of a wider spectrum of the public." Learn about their efforts. - illustrated - From rockart.org - http://www.rockart.org/


 

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