Top Texas archaeology researcher to speak on newly discovered Clovis site
John W. Stormont Lecture
Texas archaeology researcher Wilson W. “Dub” Crook will present “Kingwood’s First Inhabitants: The Timber Fawn Clovis Site” on April 20 at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend’s John W. Stormont Lecture Series will continue at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 with longtime Texas archaeology researcher Wilson W. “Dub” Crook speaking on “Kingwood’s First Inhabitants: The Timber Fawn Clovis Site.”

Crook will give a presentation on the traits that made up the Clovis culture and discuss artifacts recovered from the Timber Fawn site in north Harris County.

Findings from the Timber Fawn site date back nearly 13,000 years and are believed to be artifacts from the earliest known habitation of humans in the Kingwood area.

“The museum is pleased to have Mr. Crook as part of the John W. Stormont Lecture Series,” said Sue Prudhomme, Victoria College’s executive director of cultural affairs. “The Timber Fawn site is one of the state’s most intriguing finds and has provided valuable information about Texas’ earliest inhabitants.”

The site was discovered in 2014 when developers began construction of a new subdivision in the Kingwood area. Lenore Psencik, a member of the Houston Archaeological Society, was walking through the subdivision on Timber Fawn Trail when she discovered a large blade sticking out of a pile of soil. Psencik contacted Crook, who then gained permission from the developer to survey the area and recover more artifacts.

Crook is a member of the Houston Archaeological Society, Dallas Archaeological Society, Texas Archaeological Society, Center for the Study of First Americans, Gault School of Archaeological Research, Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory and Leakey Foundation. He has written over 90 papers on archaeology and recently published “The Late Prehistoric of the East Fork of the Trinity.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Museum of the Coastal Bend, which is located at 2200 E. Red River Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
 

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