Happy New Year!
We hope that 2022 finds you healthy & happy and I know we all are hoping that 2022 will be a better year than the last couple!
December 31st forced to say goodbye to Dr. Tom Williams who has been with the staff for the last 10 years. Tom and Nancy moved to Washington State last year where Nancy has a new job with the Spokane Tribe and Tom has been working virtually for the GSAR since then. Tom will continue to do some outside contract work for us as he finishes up loose ends. We wish Tom & Nancy the best and expect to hear from them regularly. We have always tried to find bright minds with new questions to follow at the GSAR and, over the years, more than 20 students and researchers have joined our staff, pursued an avenue of research, and eventually moved on to greater things. We are very proud of all of them.
Three of our GSAR members and staff are recently published in a new book from TAMU Press about the Calf Creek Horizon. Almost 6,000 years ago Calf Creek spread over a very large area distinguished by deeply notched bifaces (Calf Creek, Andice, Bell). This book has a tremendous amount of information in it for someone interested in the Middle Archaic. The authors spent several years putting all of this together and are to be commended for an excellent book!
Alan Slade, Director of the Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey, has doubled the number of bifaces in the survey this last year and is well on his way to doing it again. If you know of a institution (museum, university) or collection with Clovis points Alan would love to hear from you to add them to his database. For more information on the TCFPS: