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TALKING EARLY TEXAN


Dr. Alston Thoms gave an insightful look at native Americans who lived in the Post Oak Savannah area up to 8,000 years ago during a talk at the Milam County Courthouse last Thursday. Thomas addressed about 40 interested people on the indian tribes that were in residence and their methods of living off the land. He covered time periods ranging from 9,000 years ago to about 250 years ago, when Commanches lived in the area. Thomas said 18 tribes have lived around Milam County through the centuries. He and other researchers have found evidence of large in-ground ovens, used by these tribes to cook roots of all kinds, as well as evidence of a mastadon kill. Thomas is an archeologist, anthropoligist and associate professor at Texas A&M. Reporter/Ken Esten Cooke Dr. Alston Thoms gave an insightful look at native Americans who lived in the Post Oak Savannah area up to 8,000 years ago during a talk at the Milam County Courthouse last Thursday. Thomas addressed about 40 interested people on the indian tribes that were in residence and their methods of living off the land. He covered time periods ranging from 9,000 years ago to about 250 years ago, when Commanches lived in the area. Thomas said 18 tribes have lived around Milam County through the centuries. He and other researchers have found evidence of large in-ground ovens, used by these tribes to cook roots of all kinds, as well as evidence of a mastadon kill. Thomas is an archeologist, anthropoligist and associate professor at Texas A&M. Reporter/Ken Esten Cooke


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