UHV Bicentennial History Symposium/JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE: Excavating Prehistoric Victoria

  • Date(s): April 12, 2024
9 a.m.: Breakfast Snacks (Museum of the Coastal Bend)
9:30 a.m.: Excavating Prehistoric Victoria (Museum of the Coastal Bend)

Heather Para presents “Theories in Stone”, a lecture focused on the newest exhibit at the Museum of the Coastal Bend examining regional Native American materials which have unknown purposes. Dr. Para is Exhibits and Collections Manager at the Museum of the Coastal Bend. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2020.

O.C. Garza presents information about archaeological investigations conducted by the Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics Team, including materials found at the McNeill Ranch site that document human habitation up to 13,000 years ago. Mr. Garza is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Museum of the Coastal Bend, a citizen archaeologist in the museum’s Public Archaeology Lab, and retired Communications Director from the City of Victoria, TX.

Tamra Walter presents “Mission Accomplished: Insights from the Archaeological Investigations at Mission Espiritu Santo in Mission Valley Texas.” Dr. Walter is an Associate Professor, Archaeology, at Texas Tech University. She earned her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, 2000.

For the full schedule of UHV Bicentennial History Symposium events, click here.