The course focuses on the rich archeology of Kerr County, considered to be one of the top counties in Texas for archeological discoveries. Three recent sites will be discussed. The Gatlin Site (41KR621) accidentally discovered in 2000 by TxDOT had extensive excavations and analysis by professional archeological crews 2004 to 2008. Published results indicate it is one the most signifcant sites ever found in Central Texas. It was a Native American campground used 7500-1000 years before today. A second and much larger site is currently under investigation by the Hill Country Archeological Association. It is near Gatlin and promises to be similar but even richer than Gatlin. A third site, currently under investigation by archeological teams from Texas A & M is a cave rich in both archeological and faunal remains of now extinct creatures such as saber tooth cats, dire wolves and giant buffalo. Evidence points to the earliest humans being in Kerr County at least 12,000 years ago.