GSAR Board

Michael B. Collins

Michael B. Collins

Michael B. Collins grew up on the Southern Plains of Texas and has migrated a nascent interest in archaeology, first manifest at age 5 or 6 years, from naivete to avocationalism through formal education (BA, UT-Austin 1965, MA, UT-Austin 1968, PhD U Arizona 1974) to professional teaching and research appointments, 1967-presnet. His areas of professional interest include prehistoric archaeology especially of the Americas, lithic studies, peopling of the Americas, Paleoindian studies, and geoarchaeology. His field work has transpired in North, Central, and South America, and Israel and has resulted in some 200 articles, papers, monographs, and books.

Harry Miller

Harry Miller

Tim Brown

Tim Brown

Tim Brown is a Bell County Commissioner serving in his sixth term. He holds Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Science in Land Development degrees from Texas A&M University. He is a native of Bell County who grew up on a ranch just a few miles from the Gault site and, although not formally trained in archaeology, he is committed avocational with extensive knowledge of the archaeological record of the region. He is currently engaged in ongoing efforts to identify and map other Paleoindian sites in the area. In addition to his other work, he recently led in the formation of a regional environmental coalition dedicated to coordinating research on the hydrogeology of the northern segment of the Edwards aquifer with a focus on balancing groundwater management with habitat protection for endangered species.

Jon Lohse

Jon Lohse

Dr. Jon Lohse received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001, and has been involved in research at the Gault Site since 1991. Professionally, his interests include prehistoric technologies, archaeological chronologies, and stable isotope-based paleoecological reconstructions. Dr. Lohse has supervised multi-disciplinary research into Archaic and Early Paleoindian adaptations, including at the Gault site, in Texas, Belize, Mexico, and Guatemala; and has directed large-scale projects investigating Classic Maya settlements and culture history in northern Belize. Among his current research projects are an ongoing effort to construct a directly dated chronology of the presence of bison in the far Southern Plains of North America, a collaborative investigation of the early mid-Holocene Calf Creek Horizon, and a long-term examination of preceramic adaptations in Mesoamerica. He currently works as Regional Division Director for Coastal Environments, Inc. and is Vice President of Moore Archaeological Consulting, Inc., in Houston. He is also an affiliated researcher with the Anthropology Department t the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Elton Prewitt

Elton Prewitt

Nancy Velchoff Williams

Nancy Velchoff Williams