Our friends at the Bell County Museum are hosting a special excursion to an excavation of prehistoric proportions...say that three times fast!

This Saturday, April 2, 2016, starting at 8:30 AM, join Bell County Museum guides for the Gault Site Tour in southwestern Bell County. For a glimpse into the past, this is an event you won't want to miss.

The Gault Site is recognized as one of the most important archaeological sites in America. According to the University of Texas' Gault Site web page, "in a small wooded valley with a spring-fed creek and an unlimited supply of excellent flint, the site was occupied intensively during all major periods of the prehistoric era."  Excavation began at the Gault site after 1929.

The 2.5 hour tour covers about one mile of gentle terrain.  Space is limited to 30 persons. Participants will meet at the museum and will leave at 8:30 a.m. in our own vehicles. Maps will be provided and a staff member will also guide drivers to the site. The site is 30 minutes from Belton, between Salado and Florence. Fee is $10 per person, payable to the Gault School. Pre-registration is required, interested parties call 254.933.5243.

For more information:

Bell County Museum
http://www.bellcountymuseum.org/Museum/index.html

The University of Texas Gault Site Page:
http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/gault/index.html

Texas State University's Gault School for Archeology:
http://www.gaultschool.org/Home.aspx

PHOTO: Texas State University, Gault School
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