A program and workshop on the Archeology of Central Texas will be presented on Thursday evening, October 2nd, at 7 p.m. in Goldthwaite by Tiffany Osburn, Regional Archeologist of the Texas Historical Commission. The meeting is free and anyone interested in the archeology of our area is welcome and invited to attend. The meeting will be in the Mills County State Bank's meeting room on the northwest corner of the courthouse square on 4th Street.
Tiffany Osburn is the Texas Historical Commission Regional Archeologist for the Plains and Mountain/Pecos regions. Tiffany earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and a master's degree from the University of Denver, both in anthropology. During her professional career, Tiffany has directed archeological projects throughout Texas and across the southern United States. Tiffany specializes in geophysical techniques for archeological applications. She has published more than 25 archeological reports and papers. She is a member of the Register of Professional Archeologists, the Texas Archeological Society, the Council of Texas Archeologists, and the Society for American Archaeology.
Tiffany will be speaking about geophysical projects conducted by the Texas Historical Commission using ground-penetrating radar and magnetometer for subsurface mapping and detection of prehistoric archeological features. This technology can be used to gather subsurface spatial data about an archeological site while avoiding ground disturbance. On occasion, the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission is able to provide private landowners with assistance to learn more about significant archeological sites on their property. Often, these activities are coordinated with local community members and archeological stewards from the Texas Archeological Stewardship Network (TASN).
Prehistoric people lived in Central Texas for the past 10,000 to 12,000 years and the only record of their existence is the artifacts and materials that remain in ancient camps and other sites. Archeologists are working to learn more about how these ancient people existed.
Time will be available to answer questions and comment on artifacts, which are common in the area. If you have arrowheads or other artifacts that you would like to know more about bring them to the meeting.
Legacy Plaza and the MidTex Archeological Society are sponsoring the meeting and workshop. The MidTex Archeological Society is made up of members from Brown, San Saba, Comanche, Lampasas, Mills, Hamilton, Burnet, Marble Falls, Coryell, Erath, Coleman and McCulloch counties. For further information, call LaQuita Hicks at 325/938-5641 or Del Barnett at 325/938-7765; or email: