For better or worse, Houstonians typically don’t look back. We drive ahead full-throttle, looking for the newest and best ways to sustain and grow our city.
But like other great cities of the world, Houston has a history rich with details that – when we take the time to uncover them – help us better understand our ancestors and our environment and thus perhaps better able to navigate our future.
In the course, “Houston Archaeology,” local archaeologists and historians will offer behind-the-scenes stories of several Houston-area excavations, including Freedman’s Town, the city’s oldest African-American community; Frost Town, an early German-American community; San Jacinto, where Texans won their independence from Mexico; and Camp Logan, a World War I Army training camp located in what is now Memorial Park.
Image: Excavation at Cotton Field, an archaeology site near Houston. Photos courtesy of Don Keyes.