Gault and the Peopling of the Americas
Presented by Dr. Clark Wernecke, Executive Director of The Gault School of Archaeological Research at Texas State University, San Marcos. When, and how, the first people came to the Americas is currently under debate. The Gault Archaeological Site, 40 miles north of Austin, is contributing to this current debate with 150,000+ artifacts from a culture that dates to 16,000 years ago. In his presentation, Wernecke will discuss both our past and present understandings of Peopling of the Americas and the impact of the world-renowned Gault Site on this ongoing paradigm shift.