Bryon Schroeder at dig site

Bryon Schroeder, Ph.D.
Center for Big Bend Studies
Sul Ross State University
Ferguson Hall, Suite 114, Box C-71
Alpine, TX 79832
Phone: 432-837-8339
Fax: (432) 837-8381

Bryon Schroeder, PhD

Bryon became the Director of the Center for Big Bend Studies in 2020. He received his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Montana in 2015 focused on high-altitude hunter-gatherer sites in the Wind River Range of the Middle Rocky Mountains. He also holds both a B.A. and M.A. in archaeology from the University of Wyoming where he studied hunter-gatherer conflict, violence, and Identity. He has worked throughout Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, the Central Coast of California, and Texas. In Texas, his research interests focus on collector collaboration, ancient human and plant DNA, and the distribution of ancient maize and he has ongoing excavations at several of the large rockshelters and cave in the Big Bend region.

Courses Taught

ANTH 1301  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3601  Archeological Field School
ANTH 1302  Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 4311  Human Evolution

Selected Publications

Schroeder, Bryon, T. Blohm, and M. H. Snow

2020 Spirit Eye Cave: Reestablishing Provenience of Trafficked Prehistoric Human Remains using a Composite Collection-Based Ancient DNA Approach. Paper submitted to Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports.

Mead, J., Bryon Schroeder, and C.L. Yost

2020 Late Pleistocene Shasta Ground Sloth (XENARTHRA) Dung, diet, and environment from the Sierra Vieja, Presidio County Texas. Paper submitted to the Texas Academy of Science.

Schroeder, Bryon

2020 The Shoshone Problem: interpreting ethnic identity fromthe edge of the Eastern Great Basin. In Spirit Lands of the Eagle and Bear Numic Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the American West. Edited by Robert Brunswig. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

Schroeder, Bryon and T. Greer

2019 Pebbles in Archaeological Contexts: A case study from a West Texas cave. Lithic Technology44(2):90-99.

Schroeder, Bryon

2018 The Redoubt: a refuge fortification in central Wyoming. In Archaeological Perspectives of Warfare on the Great Plains,edited by Douglas Bamforth and Andrew Clark, pp.237-266. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

Schroeder, Bryon

2018 An Update on Research at Spirit Eye Cave. The Newsletter of the Friends of the Texas Archaeological Laboratory, Electronic Document.

Schroeder, Bryon

2018 Trans-Pecos Perishables and the Evolution of Maize. La Vista de la Frontera 28:1-2&14.

Schroeder, Bryon

2017 Unlocking the Mysteries of Spirit Eye. La Vista de la Frontera 27:8-9.

Schroeder, Bryon

2017 Shirley Basin Lodge Site. In The CalumetNewsletter of the Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archeological Society. Electronic document,

Schroeder, Bryon

2017 Spirit Eye Cave (41PS25). Fiber Perishables Interest Group Spring/Summer Newsletter for the Society of American Archaeology, Electronic document,

Schroeder, Bryon

2017 New Research at Spirit Eye Cave. The Newsletter of the Friends of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, Electronic document,