We are currently accepting applications
for the 2014 Field Research Program.
Please read all information, including the links in the side column for complete information on the
2014 Summer Field Season.
The Lubbock Lake Landmark will offer 2 sessions this year. They are:
Session 1: June 2nd through July 13th
(Roland Springs or Post)
Session 2: July 7th through Augugst 17th
(Post or Lubbock Lake Landmark)
Join an ongoing field research program
of international volunteer crew working with professional staff
to conduct survey, geoarchaeological prospecting, mapping, and excavations
at the Lubbock Lake Landmark, Roland Springs Ranch,
and Post research areas.
At the Lubbock Lake Landmark, the investigation
focuses on uncovering stratified Paleoindian bison kill/butchering
locales that date between 10,800-8,600 BP. The locales are at the edges of ponds within Yellowhouse Draw, an ancient valley in the upper Brazos River basin.
Fauna recovered at the Roland Springs locality near Snyder, Texas
has provided insights into paleoenvironments dating to perhaps as
old as 1.8mya, and summer 2013 excavation focuses on geologic exploration and continuing to uncover
extinct species that no longer exist on the Southern Plains.
At Post, survey, mapping, and excavation of features will uncover
further evidence of hunter-gatherer adaptations. The rugged eastern escarpment edge of the Southern High Plains attracted past hunter-gatherer groups due to its combination of shelter, flora, fauna, lithic, and water resources located in the area.
A landscape approach forms the theoretical framework in which the regional research is conducted and places all sites within that regional context.
Although not a field school, volunteers for the Lubbock Lake Landmark
regional research program gain practical experience in field methodologies
using the latest in field recording technology, proper field conservation
of materials, and laboratory experience in processing materials
from the field.