David Keller documenting site landscape

David Keller
Senior Project Archaeologist
Center for Big Bend Studies
Sul Ross State University
CENT 111, Box C-71
Alpine, TX 79832
Phone: 432-837-8829
Fax: (432) 837-8381
Email: dkeller@sulross.edu

David Keller

David W. Keller is Senior Project Archaeologist at the Center for Big Bend Studies where he has conducted professional archeological and historical research for almost twenty years. He holds an M.A. in Environmental History from the University of Montana (Missoula) where he also taught backcountry field courses on the Rocky Mountain Front of Montana. He has supervised archeological surveys of over 35,000 acres in Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, the Davis Mountains Preserve, and private and state lands across the greater Big Bend. He is the author of numerous archeological reports as well as three books on regional history: Below the Escondido Rim: A History of the O2 Ranch in the Texas Big Bend, Alpine: Images of America, and In the Shadow of the Chinatis: A History of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend.

Courses Taught

ANTH 4308 Readings & Res In Anthropolgy
Environmental and Conservation History
Ecological Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Selected Publications

David Keller, Lead Author

in prep Archeological Sampling of Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas. Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.

David Keller, Co-Author

in prep Investigations at the Fulcher Site: A Multi-Component Late Prehistoric to Historic Open Campsite. Papers of the Trans-Pecos Archaeological Program, Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.

Keller, David

2020 El Corazon Sagrado de la Iglesia de Jesus: The Church that Time Forgot. Cenizo Journal (Third Quarter), Alpine, Texas.

Keller, David

2019 In the Shadow of the Chinatis: A History of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend of Texas. Texas A&M University Press. College Station, Texas.

Keller, David

2015 Reading Desert Stones: Archeology in Big Bend National Park. Crossroads in Science (Fall), U.S. National Park Service, Intermountain Regional Office, Lakewood, Colorado.

Keller, David

2015 Exploring the Sierra Viejas with Jon Kalb. La Vista de la Frontera 25:12-13, Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas.

Keller, David

2015 The Center for Big Bend Studies: Scholarship for the Last Frontier. Cenizo Journal (Third Quarter) Alpine, Texas.

Keller, David

2014 Our Canyon Home: The Settling of Pinto Canyon. La Vista de la Frontera 24:1-2,14, Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas.

Keller, David

2012 Taming the Healing Waters: The History of the Chinati Hot Springs. Cenizo Journal (Second Quarter), Alpine, Texas.

Keller, David

2011 Alpine: History and Sense of Place. Cenizo Journal (Second Quarter) Alpine, Texas.

Keller, David

2011 Images of America: Alpine. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C.

Keller, David

2007 Groundbreaking Discoveries by CBBS in Big Bend National Park. Vista de la Frontera 18:5,7, Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.

Keller, David

2006 An Archeological Survey of the Proposed Madera Canyon Nature Trail, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis County, Texas. Reports in Contract Archeology No. 18, Texas Nature Conservancy and Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University.

Keller, David

2005 Below the Escondido Rim: A History of the O2 Ranch in the Texas Big Bend. Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas.

Keller, David

2001 The Making of a Masterpiece: The Conservation History of the Rocky Mountain Front and the Bob Marshall Complex (1897-1999). Helena, Mt: Benton Design for the Boone and Crockett Club.