The Permian Basin
Visit the Archaeological Sites
SEARCH and TRC archaeologists excavated 10 archaeological sites in the Permian Basin. Dig deeper into five of them to see the breadth of data recovered from fieldwork and laboratory analyses as well as the interpretations made based on that information.
Follow the Process
Archaeology is the systematic investigation of the physical remains from past human activities. Learn about some methods used to discover, record, and excavate archaeological sites.
Browse the Artifact Gallery
More than 15,000 artifacts were recovered from the 10 archaeological sites excavated in the Permian Basin. Take a closer look at how archaeologists analyze the artifacts in the laboratory and what can be learned about the past from their study.
Explore the Stories
Explore stories from the past that can be interpreted from the research results and go behind-the-scenes of an archaeological excavation.