Ph.D., Harvard University
Phone: (512) 245-7862
Office: ELA 271B
Little Soto Field School
Archaeological Field School at Eagle Nest Canyon
Dr. Black studies the pre-Columbian peoples of North America, especially those of Texas and the greater south-central section of the continent. He is also interested in archeological method and theory, the relationship between the two (research design), and public archaeology. His academic training has been here in Texas (BA UT-Austin, MA UT-San Antonio) and at Harvard University (Ph.D.). He has done field work in Texas, New Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Ecuador. Half of his career has been spent doing cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology, the prime source of research funding and employment for American archaeologists. Among the research topics that fascinate him are hunter-gatherer lifeways, cultural ecology, technology, social interaction, and experimental archaeology. He is the founding editor of www.TexasBeyondHistory.net – the virtual museum of Texas’ cultural heritage.