Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Professor preserves a piece of history
A University of Texas professor who for five years has sought to procure an archaeological dig site north of Austin for his colleagues has finally closed the deal: by cashing out his personal savings.

Michael Collins, associate researcher at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at UT's J.J. Pickle Research Campus, bought the 33-acre Gault site in southwestern Bell County and donated it to the Archaeological Conservancy.

The site was one of the major areas of activity for the Clovis people in North America and contains relics that are as many as 13,500 years old, Collins said.

It's a good article with a lot of Clovis info from Gault.