Dr. Rolfe Mandel from the University of Kansas came to the GLD site on Friday, July 29 to collect soil samples so the Center staff can better understand the age, past environment, climate, and morphology of the immediate area. The Center’s goal over the next few years is to find an early Paleo site in the Big Bend and the GLD site is an excellent place to begin this search given that it is currently the oldest site in the region.