Sponsored by: Friends of the History Center (for Aransas County)
The displays will illustrate prehistoric and historic lifeways and explain how archeologists learn about people. You will learn how lithics, ceramics, flora and fauna contribute to our understanding of the past. Aransas County has been home to people since around 11,500 BC. Although early evidence is scattered, campsites from the Archaic era (6,500 BC to AD 700) are frequently recorded by archeologists. An assemblage of tools including dart points for the atlatl was recognized at local sites and named the “Aransas phase.” In the Late Prehistoric era (AD 700 – 1500) pottery and arrow points found became known as the “Rockport phase.”
Free. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Part of on-going exhibit Sept. 22 to Jan. 6.