The Gault Site and the Peopling of the Americas
The Gault Site, just 40 miles north of Austin, has evidence of human occupation 16,000-20,000 years ago. This was only one of the many surprises this site held and has tremendous implications for the peopling of the Americas.
About our speaker:
Clark Wernecke is the Project Director for the Prehistory Research Project at the University of Texas at Austin and Executive Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research, a nonprofit dedicated to research and education regarding the earliest peoples in the Americas.
Dr. Wernecke started his academic career with a degree in history from SMU followed by an MBA from Northwestern University, an M.A. in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic, and finally his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He came back to archaeology after a career in business and has worked in the Middle East, Mesoamerica, the American Southeast and Southwest, and Texas.
Dr. Wernecke’s primary specialty is that of archaeological project man
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