April 20, 2023 6:00 pm    |    Zoom – Virtual Event

Big Bend Archaeological Studies

Join us for this fascinating talk detailing the highlights the latest archaeological findings from Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) projects and our current understanding of deep human history in the Big Bend region. Over the last five years, CBBS has worked to establish the presence of an early human record in deeply stratified sites. These efforts have produced evidence of a rich Indigenous history of adaptation to the ever-changing Chihuahuan Desert. This talk will cover recent archaeological findings, the importance of this research, and future opportunities for students and researchers with the Center for Big Bend Studies.

Bryon Schroeder became the Director of the Center for Big Bend Studies in 2020. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Montana in 2015, focused on high-altitude hunter-gatherer sites in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. He also holds a B.A. and M.A. in anthropology from the University of Wyoming, where he studied hunter-gatherer conflict, violence, and identity. He has worked throughout Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, the Central Coast of California, and Texas. In Texas, his research interests focus on collector collaboration, ancient human and plant DNA, and the distribution of ancient maize. He has ongoing excavations at several of the large rockshelters and caves in the Big Bend region.