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Gault Archaeological Project

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The Gault Archaeological Project is dedicated to research and education regarding the earliest peoples in the Americas with local work taking place at the famous Gault Site about 40 miles north of Austin. Though known and exploited by looters and collectors since the 1920’s the Gault Site has still yielded many surprises including:

      • Pockets of intact Archaic deposits dating from 9,000 to 12,00 years ago
      • Intact Paleoindian deposits from 14,000+ to 9,000 years ago
      • Incised stones that are among the oldest provenienced art in the Americas
      • A apparent Columbian mammoth kill site
      • More than 600,000 artifacts of Clovis age (13,000-13,500 years ago)
      • A stone floor dating to prior to 13,000 years ago, the oldest house in North America
      • Deposits below the Clovis strata representing the earliest known culture in Texas

The Gault Archaeological Project, based in the Pecos Building, has many ongoing opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, volunteers, and interns. The project is part of the ongoing research of Dr. Michael B. Collins and is under the direction of Dr. Clark Wernecke. For information regarding current opportunities visit the project offices or email dw46@txstate.edu.

The Gault Archaeological Project is supported by Texas State University, the nonprofit Gault School of Archaeological Research (www.gaultschool.org/Home.aspx), along with numerous grants and donations.

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