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  • Guest Post – Archeologists Find Early Budweiser Bottle and Learn More about The German roots of Houston’s First Neighborhood

    Oct 04, 2018

    This week’s blog details a 19th century glass artifact – an early incarnation of a Budweiser beer bottle – discovered by archeologists in what is known as one of downtown Houston’s first neighborhoods, Frost Town. The details presented here by [...]

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  • Guest Post – An unusual object found by TxDOT in northeast Texas

    Oct 04, 2018

    This blog post is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Archeology Section, which discovers archeological evidence of human culture throughout the state when building roads. The blog details new and exciting Caddo findings in northeast Texas where TxDOT [...]

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  • Object: Rock Painting

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0603a Rock Painting (reproduction) Texan Indian 3,000-1,000 B.C. Materials: Stone, Paint This object is a reproduction of a rock painting found at Bonfire Shelter near Langtry, Texas. There is evidence of human presence at the site as far back as 12,000 [...]

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  • Object: Coprolite

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0332f Coprolite Native American Hinds Cave, Texas 4000 BC – 200 AD Materials: Fossilized feces Photo via: Eleazar Hernández, UTSA Sombrilla Archaeologists study ancient and recent human history through material remains that are left behind. These materials could be from [...]

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  • Object: Mask

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0083c Mask, Theatrical Mexican Date: Unknown (likely early 20th century) Materials: Wood and Paint Photo via: Kathryn S. (Barr) McCloud This wooden mask is carved from wood and painted red with a black bat on it.  This mask was made [...]

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  • Object: Tipi

    Sep 25, 2018

    EX2015.2.1 (formerly I-0587a) Tipi Native American (inspired) South Dakota Date: 2002 Materials: Bison hide, wood   This reproduction tipi was made in the style of the Sioux tribe of Native Americans, by the internationally recognized buffalo expert and tanner, Larry [...]

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