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Item 696: 00696_Bettis, Allen_Native Americans/Gulf Coast

 Item — Box: 12

Allen Bettis is an archaeologist working for the Texas Department of Transportation. Whenever major projects encounter archeological sites, he is placed in the position of stopping the project in the effort establish the value of the site. In addition he has learned to make stone tools and weapons equal to the best native tool maker. His insights into tool making technology have given him a tool to evaluate and historically place sites he investigates. The interview looks at the roots of his interest in lithics, the present work, his finds and the future in Texas for archaeology.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA