Archeological Sampling of Big Bend National Park

1995–2013

This decade-long project, probably the largest surface survey in the state's history, consisted of intensive survey of over 60,000 acres, the discovery and recording of over 1,500 archeological sites and the collection of over 2,300 artifacts. Artifacts, features, and sites were documented that had not been previously recorded in the region. This project has provided one of the single most significant contributions in the history of regional archeological inquiry.


Careful search for artifacts
Decorative artifacts
Dart points and shell
Documenting features