Dee Ann Story works with site map.
Loyd Harper and Tom Lothrop waterscreening to search for trade beads. Photo
by E. Mott Davis.
Dessamae Lorrain standing in excavation unit, Dee Ann Story in background facing
camera. Visible in the profile is a thick layer of yellow-red clay
that capped Feature 7, a trash midden.
The dining and cook tent also served as the field laboratory and camp
headquarters, a scene familiar to anyone who has attended a TAS field
1962 Photo Gallery
Field school participants enjoy cooling off while "bead washing."
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These photographs were taken during the July 1962
investigations at the Gilbert site. The work was a cooperative endeavor
involving members of the Texas Archeological Society, Dallas Archeological
Society, and professional archeologists from the University of Texas
including Edward B. Jelks, Dee Ann Story, Lathel F. Duffield, and
E. Mott Davis as well as Mardith K. Schuetz of the Witte Museum
in San Antonio. Jelks and King Harris served as co-directors of
the field work. As Jelks recounts (see
Birth of the TAS Field School), the Gilbert investigations began
a tradition of annual TAS field schools.
Learn more about becoming a member of TAS and field
school opportunities at www.txarch.org/.
Boys digging in the hot sun; adults screening in the shade
of canvas tarps, July 1962.
Jay Blaine and King Harris man the screen.
The "famous UT shaker screens in action," says Paul Lorrain.
C. A. Smith, Jr., pauses for a cigarette break.
Photo by Jay Blaine.
One of the local landowners provided a water truck for "bead
washing"-many tiny glass trade beads were recovered this way.
An unidentified woman and Loyd Harper work over improvised screen stand.
Ed Jelks working on Feature 7 at the Gilbert
Dining and cook tent.