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2018 Summer Field School

Spirit Eye and Pala Vieja Caves

May 30 to July 6, 2018

6 credit hours (3 ten-day field sessions)

The 2018 CBBS-SRSU ANTH 3601 Summer Field School will be taught in two west Texas cave sites occupied from the mid-Holocene period on.

2015 Summer Field School

Prehistory in the Trans-Pecos—Rio Grande Wilderness of the Sierra Vieja

ANTH 3601 June 1 to July 3, 2015

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to study archaeology, hands-on, in beautiful West Texas, and a chance to contribute to archaeological research in the remote, scenic reaches of the borderlands.

2013 Summer Field School

Prehistory in the Trans-Pecos—Emphasis on Paleoindian

June 3 to July 9, 2013

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.

2012 Summer Field School

May 29 to July 3, 2012

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to study archaeology, hands-on, in beautiful West Texas, as well as a chance to contribute to our growing understanding of prehistory in the Trans-Pecos region.

This six credit hour course teaches archaeological field techniques to undergraduate and graduate students. […]

2011 Summer Field School

Independence Creek Preserve

May 31st to July 1st, 2011

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to study archaeology, hands-on, in a beautiful portion of western Texas, as well as a chance to contribute to our growing understanding of prehistoric lifeways in the Trans-Pecos region.

2010 Summer Field School

Independence Creek Preserve

June 1st to July 1st, 2010

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to study archaeology, hands-on, in a beautiful portion of western Texas, as well as a chance to contribute to our growing understanding of prehistoric lifeways in the Trans-Pecos region.

This six credit hour course teaches archaeological […]

2002 Summer Field School

Diamond Y Springs

The 2002 Sul Ross State University Archeological Field School was held from May 29-July 1 at The Nature Conservancy’s Diamond Y Spring Preserve in Pecos County, Texas. The preserve currently encompasses 1,502 acres, the focus being Diamond Y Spring which forms a reservoir containing several species of endangered […]

2000 Summer Field School

CBBS to Sponsor Texas Archeological Society Field School in 2000


The View from the Chihuahua Trail

from La Vista de la Frontera 2000 Vol. 13(1):2-3.

As 1868 came to a close, the heavy wagons creaked and groaned under the weight of cargo headed for Chihuahua. From San Antonio the wagons had followed […]

1998 Summer Field School

Reprinted from The Skyline 76(8): 6, October 22,1998 in La Vista de la Frontera 1999 Vol. 12(1):1-2, 4.

Summer school-Big Bend style-allowed Sul Ross State University archeology students to bring home some historic homework.

Photo: SurveyPrehistoric atlatl dart points, stone tools, matting, grass bedding, […]

1996 Summer Field School

Sul Ross Student Finds Stone Tool Cache During Field School

J. B. McHam, a graduate student in geology at Sul Ross State University, in Alpine, Texas, made an exciting find in June at the Archeological Field School which was held at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

The field school was a cooperative […]

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