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 Mexico.
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 Mexico.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Our newest publication, “Archaeological Explorations of the Eastern Trans-Pecos and Big Bend: Collected Papers, Volume 1,” is now available, thanks to the generosity of a Permian Basin Area Foundation grant. See the table of contents on our Publications page, Trans-Pecos Archaeological Program (TAP) Publications.
We have launched the block excavation of our Late Paleoindian site, the Genevieve Lykes Duncan site.
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