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Dog Nose Knows

TxDOT Roadside Chat: A Dog’s Nose Knows

October is Texas Archeology Month and we will introduce dogs as a new partner in the archeology program.

Join TxDOT on Oct. 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. for a free webinar about how TxDOT is working on cutting edge science with dogs to search for prehistoric burials. In this Roadside Chat, you will have the opportunity to learn about TxDOT’s archeology program and how to voice your opinion on upcoming projects. Public involvement is at the heart of the historic preservation process. We want to hear from you!

For the main presentation, Dr. Ben Alexander from the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University and TxDOT archeologist Jen Anderson will discuss the training and use of cadaver dogs on archeology projects throughout the state. In one case, the dogs helped TxDOT locate burials 5,200 to 1,000 years old. Hear how this innovative approach to archeological investigations has changed what we know about dogs and ancient archeological sites.

Join us for an engaging presentation to learn why “A Dog’s Nose Knows.” To register, you must complete this survey. We will follow up with a registration link once your survey is completed.

In the Field:

Request to become a consulting party for an archeology project and include the Project ID (CSJ).

Read More about the historic preservation process at TxDOT.

Ongoing Research

Learn more about the innovative research from TxDOT’s archeology team through our webinars and more.