Event Title: An Update on Bonfire Shelter: Research and Restoration
VMS-AT: AT: Hill Country Chapter Other Approved Training (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-102 HCA: An Update on Bonfire Shelter: Research and Restoration, Kerrville, Presenter: David Kilby (AT=1h)
Event Date: 3/18/23
Event Time: 12:30p-1:30p
This presentation will review some tentative results of field research, including a possible connection to nearby Eagle Cave, along with an overview of our preservation efforts.
Bonfire Shelter is famous for preserving evidence of the oldest and southernmost “bison jump” in North America and includes additional archaeological deposits ranging through the Archaic and Late Prehistoric periods. The Ancient Southwest Texas Project (ASWT) at Texas State University is currently wrapping up field research at the site begun in 2017 and beginning to formulate some conclusions. Equally important, ASWT is taking measures to restore Bonfire Shelter and preserve this important site for the future. This presentation will review some tentative results of our field research, including a possible connection to nearby Eagle Cave, along with an overview of our preservation efforts.
Dr. David Kilby bio:
Dr. Kilby is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University and Director of the Ancient Southwest Texas Project. His research focuses on the archaeology of the earliest inhabitants of the Americas, with particular emphasis on the relationship between Ice Age foragers and the changing physical environment of the North American Southern Plains, West, and Southwest.
Cost: no charge
Register @: not required
Riverside Nature Center
150 Francisco Lemos St.
Dr. David Kilby
Hill Country Archeological Association