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Gault Site Purchased and Donated

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:24 am
by Minimalist ... 82703.html
AUSTIN — After trying to raise the money to buy an archaeological dig site north of Austin, a University of Texas professor cashed out his personal savings to purchase the land and then donated it to the Archaeological Conservancy.

The 33-acre Gault site in Southwestern Bell County was one of the major areas of activity for the Clovis people in North America and contains relics that are as many as 13,500 years old, said Michael Collins, associate researcher at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at UT's J.J. Pickle Research Campus.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:26 am
by Ishtar
What a guy! :shock:

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:05 am
by Minimalist
It's not that far from where Charlie is working.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:36 pm
by Digit
I hope the guy has a very merry Christmas! 8)

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:36 pm
by Beagle
The Gault site has had quite a few contributors over the years - i.e., contributions for funding the science. I would think that Collins would have gotten donations to buy it, but apparently not.

Another description of the Gault site:

Michael Collins has been mentioned quite a few times in this forum regarding the search for the First Americans. He's done a very good deed for science.


Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:38 pm
by Cognito
Collins is putting his money where his mouth is. We could use more of those types.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:08 am
by Digit
Too right Cog!

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:37 pm
by Frank Harrist
I told yall he was a good dude.