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  • January mammoth trumpet cover. Painting of Paleoamericans and animals sharing space in ancient New Mexico.

    In The Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet

    Take care and read your Mammoth Trumpet! The Winter Mammoth Trumpet has published! Learn more about the White Sands footprints, early tobacco use in North America, populating South America via the Pacific coast, Guadalupe S├ínchez and her desert culture studies, and much more. The Mammoth Trumpet is produced four times a year and has been […]

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    A Year of Excellence

    Happy New Year! We hope you had a peaceful holiday season. The Center for the Study of the First Americans is the premier research organization dedicated to understanding the Ice Age peopling of the Americas. One of the reasons is because of your support and we thank you! Your membership and the generosity of your […]

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    Join in the Exploration!

    Happy Winter! The Center for the Study of the First Americans is the premier research organization dedicated to understanding the Ice Age peopling of the Americas. One of the reasons is because of Center members and we sincerely appreciate them! Center member support is crucial to research, education, public outreach, and vital to our mission […]

  • October Mammoth Trumpet cover with flowers on a Pacific Ocean bluff

    In The Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet

    Take care, be well and read your Mammoth Trumpet! The Fall Mammoth Trumpet has published! Paleocoastal living on the Pacific (California) shore meant enjoying a bounty of food on Santarosae Island, a short boat ride away. We travel to Owl Ridge, Alaska, a site occupied for thousands of years. You can’t mention Paleoindian archaeology in […]

  • Architecture of Hunting cover photo. Rocks and grass

    New Book!

    New from the Peopling of the Americas Publications. Combining underwater archaeology, terrestrial archaeology, and ethnographic and historical research, The Architecture of Hunting investigates the creation and use of hunting architecture by hunter-gatherers. Using examples of hunting architecture from across the globe and how they influence forager mobility, territoriality, property, leadership, and labor aggregation, Ashley Lemke […]

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  • Regents Professor Dr Vaughn Bryant

    Regents Professor Vaughn Bryant Passes Away

    Our friend, mentor and colleague, Dr. Vaughn Bryant, passed away peacefully on the morning of January 30, 2021 after battling one of the most aggressive forms of cancer for the past several years. He will be remembered with the greatest fondness for his kindness of spirit and his generosity of heart.

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    New! Index of Mammoth Trumpet Archives

    The Center for the Study of the First Americans is pleased to announce a master index for all Mammoth Trumpets published thru 2018! You can look up by site, by archaeologist name, region, and topics. The index will be updated as new archives are posted. We also have a master table of contents for you […]

  • Grad student application information

    Here’s a scoop!

    The Center for the Study of the first Americans is one of the leading Centers for Paleoindian and peopling of the Americas studies in the United States and Dr. Kelly Graf is now accepting graduate students applications. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Graf at kgraf@tamu.edu.

  • Center grad student Josh Lynch teaching school children

    Student Teacher

    In 2014, Center graduate student Joshua Lynch began working with the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government, St. Paul Island Ecosystem Conservation Office, and the Pribilof School District delivering hands-on, active learning based lectures and demonstrations as part of a multidisciplinary week of place-based education called “Bering Sea Days”. These efforts culminated in […]