History Underfoot:

A Study in Archaeology at Lubbock Lake Landmark

Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeology and natural history preserve. People have lived on the Southern High Plains, also called the Llano Estacado, for at least the last 12,000 years. Many things have changed in that time--the climate, the wildlife, the water supply, and the various groups of people. The interaction of humans and the environment is a dynamic, constant process of change and adaptation to change. Humans either adjust their behavior and culture to an ecosystem's climate and resources in order to survive or leave the region. When that environment changes, humans alter their lives to cope with the new conditions and relieve the stress placed on their previous way of life.

Use archaeology to learn more about the people who have lived in West Texas, and in your own hometown!



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