Concho Valley Archeological Society Monthly Meeting
Larry Riemenschneider, a recently retired farmer near Veribest, received his BS degree in Vocational Agriculture from Texas A&M University. An early interest in cultural resources led him to a secondary career in avocational archeology. He was appointed Regional Steward (Division of Archeology/Texas Historical Commission) in 1990 and continues to serve in this capacity in Tom Green County and surrounding areas. He has worked on archeological projects throughout Texas and Northern Mexico.
In 1991, a cooperative program between the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Centro Regional de Nuevo Leon, the Museo Bernabe de las Casas in the town of Mina, Mexico and the University of Texas at Austin was established to evaluate the archeological potential of large open campsites in the Boca de Potrerillos region of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Hundreds of hearths are now exposed on the surface of a desiccated alluvial plain and thousands of petroglyphs have been incised into sandstone boulders fringing the occupational area. Radiocarbon assay of charcoal derived from buried hearths dates the intact subsurface living surfaces to the period between 1350 and 650 years ago. Archeological research indicates the desert of today was once a combination of grassland and wetland. Several expeditions were made by archeological teams from the University of Texas. The open alluvial plain in and around the boca provided a look into the Mexican culture both today and in the past.
The meeting will be held at the Fort Concho OQ8 at 215 East Avenue D.
FMI contact Larry Riemenschneider. Phone: 325-653-8216 Email: [email protected]