Lower Pecos Canyonlands Academy

Texas State University’s Ancient Southwest Texas Project is offering an opportunity to see and hear the results of their excavations in Eagle Nest Canyon near Langtry.  The project investigated six sites within the canyon (Eagle Cave, Kelley Cave, Skiles Rockshelter, Sayles Adobe, Horse Trail Shelter and Bonfire Shelter) and three on the uplands outside the canyon and provides the most detailed observations of a Lower Pecos archeological landscape available since the mid-1980s.  The excavations in Eagle Cave are scheduled to be backfilled in the spring 2017 and this is likely to be the last time in a generation that the deposits of this shelter (or others like it) will be visible.  The course combines lectures and field excursions that will describe the methods and results of the excavations, and will examine topics ranging from landscape change, economic botany, flooding by the Rio Grande, rock shelter formation processes, and human use of the landscape during the late Pleistocene and Holocene.  Also on view will be a sample of the artifacts uncovered by the excavations that include perishable fiber items as well as stone tools.

Take advantage of incredible outdoor opportunities at the nearby Seminole Canyon State Park, Amistad National Recreation Area, and Devils River State Natural Area! Lodging is available in Del Rio, camping and RV hookups at Seminole Canyon State Park, and limited options closer to the academy

Optional Activities for the TAS Lower Pecos Canyonlands Academy

To induce academy attendees to arrive early (Jan 13), we will have an 'optional' guided tour of White Shaman lead by Dr. Carolyn Boyd scheduled for 3-5 pm!!!  This is something that can't be missed given the opportunity.  Also, Carolyn may bring extra copies to sell of her recent (and exceptional) book regarding her research at the White Shaman mural.

Subsequently, from 7:30-8:30pm on Friday there will be an 'optional' lecture at SHUMLA that will provide a general overview of the Lower Pecos.  This optional gathering will also allow attendees to visit and get to know each other and other general pleasantries.  Please note that the Friday, January 13, 2017 activities are not a required part of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands Program, they are optional and we look forward to seeing you there!

Please also take advantage of visiting the nearby Seminole Canyon State Park with Fate Bell rock shelter and the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center in Langtry, Texas.

Event Start Date
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 00:00
Event End Date
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 00:00
Registration Start Date
Registration End Date
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 00:00

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Lodging

Ramada Del Rio
2101 Veterans Boulevard
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States

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$64.00

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830-775-1511
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Quality Inn & Suites
3616 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States

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$56.00

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830-775-2933
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Holiday Inn Express
2410 N Bedell Ave
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States

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$104.00

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830-488-6280
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Motel 6
2115 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States

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$43.00

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830-774-2115
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La Quinta
2005 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States

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$75.00

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830-775-7591
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Best Western Inn
810 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States

Pricing

$68.00

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830-775-7511
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Whispering Palms Inn
1300 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840
United States

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$57.00

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830-488-6270
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Seminole Canyon State Park
US Highway 90
Comstock, TX 78837
United States

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Park Office
432-292-4464
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512-389-8900