University of Texas at Austin wordmarkCollege of Liberal Arts wordmark
Texas Beyond History
TBH Home
Dee Ann Story works with site map.
Dee Ann Story works with site map.

Loyd Harper and Tom Lothrop waterscreening to search for trade beads. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
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.
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 school.
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 school.

Parking lot.
Parking lot.

1962 Photo Gallery

Field school participants enjoy cooling off while "bead washing."
Field school participants enjoy cooling off while "bead washing."

Click images to enlarge  

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.
Boys digging in the hot sun; adults screening in the shade of canvas tarps, July 1962.

Jay Blaine and King Harris man the screen.
Jay Blaine and King Harris man the screen.

The "famous UT shaker screens in action," says Paul Lorrain.
The "famous UT shaker screens in action," says Paul Lorrain.

C. A. Smith, Jr., pauses for a cigarette break. Photo by Jay Blaine.
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.
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.
An unidentified woman and Loyd Harper work over improvised screen stand.

Ed Jelks working on Feature 7 at the Gilbert site, 1962.
Ed Jelks working on Feature 7 at the Gilbert site, 1962.

Dining and cook tent.
Dining and cook tent.