Bulletin Staff Report

GOLDTHWAITE A regional archeologist with the Texas Historical Commission will explore evidence of people who lived in Central Texas 10,000 to 12,000 years ago at a free program and workshop in Goldthwaite next week.

Dan Potter of Austin, regional archeologist, on the Native American history in Central Texas at 7 p.m. June 3 in Goldthwaite.

Anyone interested in Native America history and how food was prepared in large bed rock mortars, as well as how tools were used, is invited to the free program. It will be held at the Mills County State Bank meeting room on Fourth Street at the northwest corner of the courthouse square.

The program will focus particularly on prehistoric bedrock mortars and pestles in Mills and surrounding counties and what can be learned from them. Anyone who has a pestle or something that is believed to be a pestle is urged to bring it to the meeting for Potter to preview and discuss.

Those attending are also invited to bring arrowheads and other artifacts on which they would like to know information. Time will be allowed for questions and comments on artifacts common to this area.

Historians say that the only record of prehistoric people who lived in this area 10,000 to 12,000 years ago are the artifacts and materials that remains in ancient camps and other sites. Potter plans to discuss some of the information archeologists have learned about how these early cultures prepared food, made and used stone tools and how they hunted and lived.

Legacy Plaza and the MidTex Archeological Society are sponsors of the meeting and workshop. The society include members from Brownwood, San Saba, Comanche, Lampasas, Mills County, Hamilton, Burnet, Marble Falls, Coleman, and Coryell, Erath and McCulloch counties.

For information, call Laquita Hicks at (325) 938-5641 or Del Barnett at (325) 938-7765. E-mail may be sent to laquita@centex.net or del5501@verizon.net.