4 episodes

TxDOT conducts more permitted archeology than any other institution or organization in Texas - it is part of the work we do before any construction. As leaders in the field, our studies and methods continue to advance the science of archeology through the years. Check our cool discoveries and other stories about Texas archeology here.

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TxDOT conducts more permitted archeology than any other institution or organization in Texas - it is part of the work we do before any construction. As leaders in the field, our studies and methods continue to advance the science of archeology through the years. Check our cool discoveries and other stories about Texas archeology here.

    Archeologists dig up 11,000 artifacts. Now what?

    Archeologists dig up 11,000 artifacts. Now what?

    What happens once TxDOT digs up ancient archeological artifacts in the right of way? Where do all of those artifacts go?

    • 12 min
    Top Archaeological Sites to Visit in Texas

    Top Archaeological Sites to Visit in Texas

    Archaeologists from Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Historical Commission talk about sites you can visit in Texas along the road.

    • 49 min
    How Roadside Archeology Revealed a Story of Freedom in Texas

    How Roadside Archeology Revealed a Story of Freedom in Texas

    The Ransom Williams Farmstead research project tells the story of Texas’ African American farmers shortly after the end of the Civil War.

    • 41 min
    What Can Ancient Farmers Teach Us About Future Food Issues?

    What Can Ancient Farmers Teach Us About Future Food Issues?

    Can ancient farmers help us deal with future food issues?

    TxDOT Archeologist Kevin Hanselka talks about why archeologists study ancient farming in the southwest.

    • 45 min

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TxDOT Archeology Roadside Chat - What can Ancient Farmers Teach us About Future Food Issues?

The host and co-host questions were very much what I would have asked Dr. Hanselka. The Archaic Period isn't as long ago as a lot of ancient history, so it feels more relevant for today. I think that agriculture is a great way for us to feel connected to our past. I found it interesting that some ancient plants were also used to make alcoholic beverages. We forget that a lot of our current farming habits have been around for a long time. I learned some cool new things about ancient farmers and their farming habits and I enjoyed this conversation.

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