Join us for a talk by Andy Could, director of the Center for Big Bend Studies, about the history of archaeological excavation at La Junta de Los Rios and the recently established partnership with INAH, Mexico's National Anthropological and Historical Institute.
William A. (Andy) Cloud, a native Texan with over 35 years of experience in Texas archaeology, received both his B.A. (Archeological Studies—1978) and M.A. (Anthropology with a focus on Archeology—1987) degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Since September 1995 he has worked for the Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) of Sul Ross State University in various capacities (Staff Archaeologist, Cultural Resources Management Coordinator, and Senior Project Archaeologist), and has served as the Director since 2008. While with the CBBS, he has supervised a wide variety of archaeological projects—all focused on the Big Bend and Panhandle regions of Texas. Prior to his time with the Center, he worked across much of the state during tenures with the Office of the State Archeologist at the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Big Bend National Park, the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin, and several private archeological firms. He has authored or coauthored over 40 archaeological reports, while fulfilling an avid interest in the archaeology of the Big Bend.