Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 2005


Published in Great Plains Research 15:2 (Fall 2005). Copyright © 2005 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


The Prehistory of Texas is an attempt to synthesize work on the prehistoric archaeology of the Southern Great Plains and surrounding areas of Texas. Sixteen archeologists contributed to the book, which is divided into six parts. The first chapter of part one provides the necessary cultural-historical and environmental background for the chapters that follow. The second chapter is a long, in-depth, well-researched treatment of the Paleoindian presence in Texas.