About the Center for Big Bend Studies
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The Center for Big Bend Studies, established by Sul Ross State University in
1987, supports and promotes archaeological and historical activities in the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend region of Texas and northern
The center provides educational opportunities to university students, the public, and outside researchers.
The Director William A. Cloud oversees the administration of the Center for Big Bend Studies and is aided in policy decisions
by the Advisory Council.
The Center for Big Bend Studies fosters interdisciplinary scholarship of the diverse prehistoric, historic, and modern cultures
of the borderlands region of the United States and Mexico, with emphasis on the area encompassed by Trans-Pecos Texas and north-central
The center is committed to the recovery, protection, and sharing of this region's rich cultural legacy through dynamic programs
of research, education, public outreach, and publication.
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