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Eileen Thompson

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Eileen Thompson

Eileen Thompson is an art teacher in the public schools in Fort Stockton, Texas. In the mid '90s she began studying a site in the Davis Mountains known as the Cholla Site. Her research into the rock art at the site, and its interplay with sunlight and shadows on the summer solstice and other important dates, demonstrated that the site likely was used as a sunwatching site hundreds of years ago. This interview was recorded at the Cholla Site on the summer solstice in 2004. Read more »

Sam Wilson

Dr. Sam Wilson is a professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is one of several Texas researchers studying Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in Cherokee County, Texas. Read more »

Solveig Turpin

Native Texan cultures painted or carved art on the rocks at thousands of sites across southwestern portions of Texas. Much of the art is concentrated in the canyons of the lower Pecos River, but much more is found from Big Bend to the mountains near El Paso, at the western tip of the state. Dr. Solveig Turpin, who has retired from The University of Texas at Austin,  is a leader in the study of Texas rock art, and has visited and catalogued scores of sites. She also is a founder of the Rock Art Foundation, which is preserving Texas rock art. Read more >>

Jeff Indeck

The Buried City is just one, relatively isolated culture in the Texas Panhandle. People have inhabited the plains and canyons of the Panhandle for more than 10,000 years, from nomads who followed the herds of mammoth and giant bison to more sedentary groups who cultivated crops and built small villages. Jeff Indeck reviews the history of these cultures. Read more >>



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