The LCRA Nightengale Archaeological Center (NAC) in Kingsland will host a meeting on April 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Charles Koenig will present information about his work in the field of plant baking facilities: “On The Burned Rock Trail: Earth Ovens and Land Use in the Lower Pecos Canyon Lands”.
The 2011 Texas State University Lower Pecos Canyon Lands Archaeological Field School was held along Dead Man’s Creek, a tributary of the Devil’s River. Ongoing survey work is being conducted on a 4000-acre portion of Dead Man’s Creek drainage on a large ranch. The survey is focusing on recording the distribution of earth oven plant baking facilities, or burned rock middens. This presentation will focus on different aspects of ongoing earth oven, and burned rock midden, research in the Lower Pecos as well as discussing current models of prehistoric land use, how earth ovens, and burned rock middens fit into those models of land use, and how new survey data may change our view of land use in the Lower Pecos.
Charles Koenig is originally from Colorado and received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. From 2009 through 2010, Koenig worked as a research intern at the SHUMLA School recording rock art in the Lower Pecos Canyon Lands. Koenig entered graduate school at Texas State University in the fall of 2010 under Dr. Steve Black. He has been doing his master’s research on earth ovens and land use in the Lower Pecos Canyon Lands.
Map to NAC at LUAS. Meetings are open to the public (no charge).