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Underwater Archaeology at Spring Lake

Information on Underwater Archaeology
Download this report from the Index of Texas Archaeology


Underwater investigations were conducted at Spring Lake in the 1970's and 1980's by the late Dr. Joel Shiner. Shiner's work contributed significantly to our overall understanding of the archaeological record in Central Texas and its relationship to prehistory throughout North America. In particular, it produced abundant evidence for early Paleoindian occupations associated with freshwater spring sites, and helped to demonstrate a nearly continuous sequence of occupation covering more than 13,000 years, from Clovis times through the Spanish Colonial era and into the historic period.

Learn more about Shiner's underwater investigations by clicking on the image to the right for the popular report, Underwater Archaeology at 41HY147, the Terrace Locality at Spring Lake, edited by Dr. Jon C. Lohse.



To learn about more recent underwater archaeology at Spring Lake, click below.