Andy Cloud at the Lykes Duncan archaeological site

Andy Cloud
Director: 2008-2019
Center for Big Bend Studies
Sul Ross State University
Ferguson Hall, Suite 114, Box C-71
Alpine, TX 79832
Phone: 432-837-8179
Fax: (432) 837-8381

Andy Cloud

William A. Cloud received both his B.A. (Archeological Studies; 1978) and M.A. (Anthropology, with a focus on Archeology; 1987) degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1980 he has participated on various archeological projects for universities (Sul Ross State University-Center for Big Bend Studies; University of Texas at Austin-Texas Archeological Survey; University of Arkansas-Arkansas Archaeological Survey), state agencies (Texas Historical Commission-Office of the State Archaeologist; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department-Historic Sites Division), a federal agency (National Park Service-Big Bend National Park), and several private firms (Geo-Marine, Inc.,-Plano, Texas; Prewitt and Associates, Inc.,-Austin, Texas). He has served as Field Archaeologist, Laboratory Technician, Project Archaeologist, and Principal Investigator during the course of these investigations. He joined the Center for Big Bend Studies of Sul Ross State University in September 1995 as a staff archaeologist. After stints as cultural resources management coordinator and senior project archaeologist, and following the retirement of long-time CBBS director Robert J. Mallouf in August 2008, the University named him to carry the torch as director of the Center. Cloud served as director for 11 years until his retirement in December, 2019.

Selected Publications

Cloud, William A., and J.C. Piehl

2008 The Millington Site: Archaeological and Human Osteological Investigations, Presidio County, Texas. Papers of the Trans-Pecos Archaeological Program, Number 4.

Mallouf R.J., William A. Cloud and R.W. Walter.

2006 The Rosillo Peak Site: A Prehistoric Mountaintop Campsite in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Papers of the Trans-Pecos Archaeological Program, Number 1.

Cloud, William A.

2013 Distinctive Structural Remnants at the Double House Site, Brewster County, Texas. Archaeological Explorations of the Eastern Trans-Pecos and Big Bend, Collected Papers, Volume 1

Cason, S.S. and William A. Cloud

2010 Prehistory in an Evolving Landscape: Applications of Geoarchaeology in the Big Bend. La Vista de la Frontera, 21:8-10

Cloud, William A.

2001 The Rough Run Burial: A Semi-Subterranean Cairn Burial from Brewster County, Texas. The Journal of Big Bend Studies, Volume 14.

Cloud, William A.

2003 An Archeological Survey along Big Blue Creek (Northwest and Southeast Burn Blocks), Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Moore County, Texas. Reports in Contract Archeology 7.

Ing, J.D., S. Smith-Savage, William A. Cloud and R.J. Mallouf

1996 Archeological Reconnaissance on Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio and Brewster Counties, Texas, 1988-1994. Occasional Papers, Center for Big Bend Studies.