Heritage, Volume 15, Number 1, Winter 1997 Page: 16
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As April approaches and the state prepares
to celebrate Archaeology Awareness
Month, teachers looking for ways to educate
future generations of Texans about the
need to preserve and protect our area's
heritage are encouraged to look at the
multitude of resources available at the KAC.
Bruce A. Nightengale is a staff archaeologist
for the Lower Colorado River Authority.
The author would like to thank the
many people who have helped to make the
KAC an outstanding educational facility.
Specifically, a special thanks is extended to
Woody Wooldridge, Erwin Roemer, Porter
Burrets, Michael Quigg, Debbie Utley, Pat
Northington, and the members of the Llano
Uplift Archaeological Society for their
ideas and vision. The drawing in this article
was done by Robert O'Brien. Dan
Utley is to be thanked for his assistance.
Finally, thank you to the LCRA personnel
who have helped during the last eight years.
Staff and volunteers at the Kingsland Archaeological Center, near Marble Falls, assist as area students
discover first-hand the lifeways of early settlers. Above, youngsters wait in line for the atlatl (throwing stick)/
dart toss. Young archaeologists learn from a professional about the the early settlers of the Central Texas
region. Photographs courtesy of the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Teacher Workshops Focus on Basic Archaeology
Three-day teacher workshops, limited
to 30 instructors, are offered each
summer during June at the Kingsland
Archaeological Center. The workshops
have been providing teachers with a
basic background in archaeology since
1990. The goal of the workshops is to
expose instructors to a brief glimpse of
professional archaeology, as opposed to
"arrowhead hunting", and instill in them
an understanding of the long-term significance
of the cultural resources archaeologists
attempt to interpret and
The three-day workshop, divided into
beginning, intermediate, and advanced
levels, offers the teacher a hands-on experience
in such areas as stone tool making,
geology, oral history, site documentation,
site evaluation through shovel testing, the
federal and state laws applicable to cultural
resources, and the use of archaeological
curriculum in the classroom. The workshop
is staffed by professional archaeologists,
graduate students, volunteers, and
others from the cultural resource management
Reservations begin in February, and the
cost is $15. Contact the LCRA at P.O. Box
220, Austin, Texas 78767-0220 or 1-800776-5272;
in Austin call 473-3333, extension
2753 for more information.
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Llano Uplift Archaeological Society
The Llano Uplift Archaeological Society
was founded in 1991 by individuals
interested in archaeology of the Llano
Uplift Region. LUAS members have
volunteered their time for every school
tour and workshop during the last six
years. They offer public tours of the site
every second and fourth Saturday from
2-5 p.m. For information on the LUAS
contact the KAC at (210) 598-5261.
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