Friday, August 24, 2012

For Your Calendar: Archaeology in the Big Bend

September 8, 2012 to February 3, 2013
Museum of the Big Bend

In partnership with the
Center for Big Bend Studies
Coming in September, a terrific exhibit on archaeology at Alpine's Museum of the Big Bend, "Removing the Shroud of Mystery."  From the Museum's website:

"Found across the vast region of the Big Bend region of Texas are clues left behind that help tell the story of the “First Texans.” Some of these sites can be traced back more than 10,000 years, and they tell us about people that had complex cultures that successfully adapted to changing environments, climates and food sources over their many centuries of occupation in the region. Since they left no written record for us to decifer and study, our understanding of this past relies on the scientific study of what these early peoples left behind - tools, shelters, clothing, bones, food, and even artwork. This field of study – Archaeology – is the focus of the exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend.

In partnership with Humanities Texas and the Center for Big Bend Studies – a division of Sul Ross State University, which supports and promotes the archaeological and early historical study of the Big Bend region of Texas and northern Mexico – the Museum of the Big will “Remove the Shroud of Mystery!”

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