The Varga Site exhibit was written by Mike Quigg and Paul Matchen of TRC Environmental Corporation in Austin. The work of a number of researchers also was drawn upon for the section, How Do We Know That? and these individuals are credited in the sources section below. TBH Editor Susan Dial created the exhibit, with web developers David Choi and Kathy Chung from the University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services and TBH web developer Heather Smith. All images used in the exhibit, unless otherwise specified, are provided courtesy of TRC.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) sponsored the archeological investigations by TRC Environmental Corporation. This exhibit is a public education outreach component of those investigations.
Mike Quigg has a long-held interest in Plains archeology, participating in his first dig as a high school senior in southern Colorado. He pursued his interest first by obtaining a B.A. degree in anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, with summers spent conducting field work, then with a Masters in archeology from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He spent five years with the Archaeology Survey of Alberta, and another five years managing a private cultural resource firm. He has spent his entire career working in the Plains, from central Alberta to southern Texas, and now has over 20 years experience in Texas. Quigg currently serves as senior staff archeologist for TRC Environmental Corporation.
Paul Matchen first became interested in archeology and cultural history while growing up in Mississippi. After graduating from Auburn University with a B.A. degree in Anthropology (1995), he entered the graduate program at the University of Oklahoma at Norman. In 2002, Matchen received his Master’s degree (Anthropology), with a focus on Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric groups of the Southern Plains/Panhandle. He spent several years working as staff archeologist for the Archaeological Research Laboratory at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. Matchen currently serves as staff archeologist for TRC Environmental Corporation.
Frederick, C.D., M. D. Glascock, H. Neff, and C.M. Stevenson
Glascock M. D. and R. J. Speakman
Kennard, D. (editor)
Marmaduke, W. S., and H. Whitsett
Hall, Steven A.
Hardy, B. L.
Malainey, M. E. and K. L. Malisza
Quigg, J. M., J. D. Owens, P. M. Matchen, R. A. Ricklis, G. D. Smith, C. D. Frederick, and M. C. Cody
Speakman, R. J. and M. D. Glascock