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 1st through July 13th
(Roland Springs or Post)

Session 2: July 6th 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.

 

 

For 2014 Field Season Application Forms,
click here.

 

 

 

 

For additional
information on fieldwork
at Roland Springs Ranch
June 1 - July 13, 2014,
click here.

For additional
information on fieldwork
at Lubbock Lake Landmark
July 6 - August 17, 2014,
click here.

For additional
information on fieldwork
at Post during
June 1 - August 17, 2014,
click here.

 

 

Community and Youth Participants

The Lubbock Lake Landmark also welcomes youth and community volunteers to participate in its
Summer Field Season.

The requirements and application process for these volunteers varies. If you are interested in this program, further information is available, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated March 18, 2014