Gault Archeological Site
Florence, TX 76527
Start Time: 8:45 am
End Time: 3:30 pm
Check-in begins at 8:45 am and the tour starts at 9:00 am.
Note: It takes about AN HOUR to get there from the Austin Nature and Science Center (as a reference point). Please leave enough time to drive! Full agenda is attached below.
We highly encourage everyone to carpool!
This will be a walking/standing class spent outdoors the whole time!
That’s a good 5 or 6 hours of standing. If you have a chair you can easily hike with, bring it. At worst, be ready to sit on the ground, find a biggish rock, etc. This is a roughing-it class at an archaeological dig site.
- No water available on site
- No coffee will be provided
- Snack-folks please bring portable snack if possible. Thanks!
- Port-a-potties on site but no plumbing available
Please bring with you:
- A sack lunch
- Personal water/beverages
- Loupe or a hand lens (there will be tons of artifacts strewn about)
- Something to sit on, if it is very portable
- Hat (we will be outside all day)
- Rain gear (jacket and/or umbrella)
- Hiking apparel (the grasses can be high, the terrain rough at times and the trails potentially muddy)
Dr. D. Clark Wernecke
Clark Wernecke is the Executive Director for the Gault School.
Dr. Wernecke brings a unique blend of scholarship and experience to the project with degrees in history, business and anthropology.
He has considerable experience in business and has specialized in the management of large archaeological projects. Dr. Wernecke has worked in the Middle East, Mesoamerica, the American Southeast and Southwest, and Texas.
In addition to his work with the GSAR, he is currently working on archaeological data from the Mexican War and early Texas architecture.
Sergio brings scientific illustration, lithic analysis, fieldwork, and research-focused flint knapping to the GSAR.
He received a Bachelors of Science degree at Texas State University and currently an archaeology graduate student at the University of Exeter under Dr. Bruce Bradley.
Sergio’s research integrates the complimentary fields of experimental flint knapping with lithic analysis.
His research topics are the Early-Middle Archaic Calf-Creek Horizon people and the highly specialized North American tool industries to discern their causes and context.
Sergio is active in public outreach and public speaking, giving Gault site tours, visiting Texas land owners, K-12 career day talks, and flint knapping demonstrations. Examples of Sergio’s replication work can be seen at the Meadows Center in San Marcos, Texas.