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    Join in the Exploration!

    Happy Summer! 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 […]

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    In The Latest Issue of Mammoth Trumpet

    Take care, be well and read your Mammoth Trumpet! The April Mammoth Trumpet has published! The dog days of….Spring? The April Mammoth Trumpet is all about the dogs. Learn about the First Americans’ traveling companions and their origins. Also, read more about the fossilized footprints at White Sands National Park, as well as our spotlight […]

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    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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    A Mission of Excellence

    Happy New Year! We wish you wellness in 2022. 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 is vital to our mission […]

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]