UTT to host East Texas Archaeology Conference


From The Gladewater Mirror

The 25th East Texas Archeological Conference will be Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Ornelas Center at the University of Texas at Tyler. The event includes speakers from across East Texas and surrounding regions presenting the latest in archaeological research.

The keynote speakers Jeff Girard of Northwestern University and Dr. Carolyn Boyd of Texas State University will discuss the recent regional discoveries of Caddo canoes and ancient rock art.

Other speakers include Dr. Jeffrey Williams who will speak about the Caddo House Project as well as geospatial archeology research along the El Camino Real de Los Tejas; Dr. Kelley Snowden on Voices from Small Places; Dr. Tom Middlebrook on the D’Ortolan Gristmill site; Waldo Troell, David Kelley and Dr. Jon C. Lohse on data recovery at the A.S. Mann site in the Upper Neches River Valley; Dr. Charles Frederick and Arlo McKee on burial in sandy upland settings using single-grain OSL dating; Dub Crook on difficulties in sourcing turquoise; and Leslie Bush on plant foods and other materials from sites near Loop 49.

A registration fee of $20 includes lunch on site. For more information go online to easttexasarchaeologyconference/home


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