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    New From Peopling of the Americas Publications!

    Dolní Vestonice–Pavlov Explaining Paleolithic Settlements in Central Europe By Jirí A. Svoboda Perhaps the oldest modern human settlement in Europe, the archaeological site at Dolní Věstonice–Pavlov, located in the rolling, forested plains just north of the Danube River, has yielded a treasure trove of Ice Age artifacts since its first excavation in 1924. Being gifted […]

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    A Mission of Excellence

    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 you and we thank you! The generosity of your gifts are vital to our mission of excellence. Center member support is crucial to research, […]

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    What’s New In The Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet?

    *Please note* The Center office is closed and we are working from home. The fastest way to renew or join the Center is online. Take care, stay home and read your Mammoth Trumpet! The October Mammoth Trumpet has published! In this issue Fumie Iizuka tracks the first Pleistocene Asian pottery maker. It’s Holliday time! We […]

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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 […]

  • Archaeology Roadshow 2019

    The Center for the Study of the First Americans and the Texas A&M Department of Anthropology proudly hosted the ANTH 304 Archaeolgoy Roadshow Field Trip Course from August 8 – 22, 2019. This year, the two week field trip course explored Ice Age archaeology and natural history of First Americans in the Rocky Mountains of […]

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    Clovis Mammoth Butchery: The Lange/Ferguson Site and Associated Bone Tool Technology

    Thirteen millennia ago, in a small creek valley in western South Dakota, two mammoths perished. The mammoths, an adult and a juvenile, likely a cow and calf pair, died at the edge of an ancient pond. The Lange/Ferguson site is the earliest dated archaeological site in South Dakota and one of the few North American […]

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    Choosing a Path to the Ancient World in a Modern Market: the Reality of Faculty Jobs in Archaeology

    A report in the journal American Antiquity titled, “Choosing a Path to the Ancient World in a Modern Market,” by Jeff Speakman and co-authors ranks Texas A&M University as one of the top 10 institutions to get a PhD in Anthropology with a focus on archaeology! We rank 7th in the country of programs to successfully place our […]