October marks the beginning of Texas Archeology Month, a month-long celebration of Texas’ archeological heritage. Numerous organizations and institutions host public events to heighten awareness and appreciation of this heritage in communities across the state.
In recognition of Texas Archeology Month, the Brazoria County Historical Museum will kick off its Archeological Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 with author Mark Lardas. Lardas will discuss his latest book “Texas Shipwrecks,” which explores Spanish treasure fleets to simple working boats that blanket the coastal waters.
At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, project archeologist and VP of Prewitt and Associates, Inc., Doug Boyd, will present Frost Town. Boyd will present his discoveries while excavating the remains of Frost Town.
The third program in the series is Gatorliths: Alligator Gut Gravels, presented by August Costa. Costa considers evidence that sheds new light on the argument that indigenous inhabitants of the Galveston Bay area exploited alligator stomach stones for chipped stone tools.
The final program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and will feature internationally recognized forensic sculptor Amanda Danning. Danning will be present Killing Levi Morris, the tragic tale of a Buffalo Soldier buried at Fort Craig Cemetery.