Skiles shelter in Eagle Nest Canyon
How do you measure and record the irregular surface of a rock shelter? Archaeologists are using new technology to accomplish this complicated feat. Click the link below to see the latest in 3D animation from the Ancient South West Texas project. Thanks to Charles Koenig and Steve Black for all their efforts.
Skiles Shelter 3D Animation.
Rain storm in the desert
Yet more rain fell near Langtry, Texas, yesterday, transforming Eagle Nest Canyon again. This time only about one-third of an inch created a flash flood that roared down the canyon as the crew worked in Eagle Cave. Please click on the link to see photos of this remarkable transformation. Note that the big willows and other trees are completely gone.
The Canyon Transformed.
The normally dry Eagle Nest Canyon near Langtry, Texas
June 20, 2014, saw a catastrophic flood in Eagle Nest Canyon near Langtry, Texas. They had 11.6 inches of rain in about eight hours. That’s almost the average annual rainfall in that place! Please click on the link below to see a photographic timeline of this event–and a moving documentary on the power of water. Thanks to the Ancient Southwest Texas Project for posting these photos. click here The Canyon Runs Deep.
Blooming cactus in the rocks above Eagle Nest Canyon
As excavation in Eagle Nest Canyon heads into the final month, a mysterious fiber artifact is found, of course! Rumor is that really interesting artifacts are always found just as archaeological projects are about to finish. There are numerous suggestions about what this particular artifact could be, but I’ll let you decide for yourself. Please click the link below to read the latest post from the Ancient South West Texas Project by Kevin Hanselka.
Cord-Wrapped Fiber Bundle: A Most Curious Artifact Comes to Light.