Topic ID #27288 - posted 2/22/2013 1:50 PM

West Texas Field School


Do you want to:

-be a part of groundbreaking research on Paleoindians in West Texas?

-learn from the foremost archaeologists in the eastern Trans-Pecos?

-stay in a ranch house that was built in the 1800s?

How about surround yourself with the epic beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert everyday?

Then this is the field school for you!

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to study archaeology, hands-on, in beautiful West Texas, and a chance to contribute to the study of newly discovered buried Paleoindian occupations—the Genevieve Lykes Duncan site.

The Sul Ross State University 2013 field school will incorporate investigations at several noteworthy locations on the immense O2 Ranch in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. Much of the field school will focus on the Genevieve Lykes Duncan site, which hosts a range of prehistoric occupations, including some of the earliest buried components known in the region from roughly 8,500–11,000 years ago. Such Late Paleoindian occupations are extremely rare in the Trans-Pecos, and the site contains exceptional examples of early Native American technologies buried in deep alluvial sediment. This is an opportunity to be a part of groundbreaking investigations into one of the most poorly understood time periods in the region.

Tuition and fees will be $1,329.50 for Texas residents and $3,435.50 for out-of-state residents. A field school fee of $500 will also be charged to cover the cost of prepared meals, transportation, and all lab supplies and equipment. Some scholarships are available to help cover part of the field school fee.

For a larger description of the field school, click on this link .  

The application/registration deadline is May 20. There is a limit of 15 students, so reserve a place immediately by contacting Samuel Cason at, (432) 837-8823. For more information, contact Susan Chisholm at the Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, (432) 837-8179,


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