Category Archives: field school

Late Paleoindian Bison

An interesting day, as usual.  The Late Paleoindian sediments have yielded many intact bison over the years that have to be seen to be appreciated. I decided to make an attempt to collect the forelimb as a whole.  Paleobond helped … Continue reading

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Field School Update

Lots of remarkable progress has been made using the field school students in and out of the South Bank Building.  The bonebed has yielded a few surprises and given up more excellent paleontological specimens.  More information to come, but here … Continue reading

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A Surprise Find

Sometimes in archaeology things don’t always go as planned, and sometimes the past hides gems under our noses (or boots). Last November, students working with ENMU faculty as a part of an NSF New Mexico EPSCoR grant gained experience in climate change … Continue reading

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Climate Change Study at the Clovis site

“Climate Change in New Mexico” is a new class offered by Dr. Kilby at ENMU for undergraduate students to directly participate in the scientific study of the effects of long-term climate change by focusing on the Pleistocene-Holocene transition (about 12,000 … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week 9/23/2011

Excavation of Alberto Isequilla’s pit resumed in 2009 as the fieldschool for ENMU archaeology students.  Many similarities exist 40 years after the initial work; hand-shoveling tons of sandy overburden, traversing the steep entrance ramp into the pit, and seeking shade … Continue reading

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Field School Photo Update

Final field school photos have been uploaded.  Click on this picture to view.

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Field school wrap-up

The 2010 Blackwater Draw Field School ended officially last Friday.  The addition of two professional helpers and two excellent Graduate Assistants made for a very smooth and productive season.  A summary of this year’s activities so far… We continued opening … Continue reading

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Field School 2010

I have been putting photos up from the current field school here.  No commentary, just photos.  Nearly all posted here were taken by Matt Griffin.

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2010 Field School

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