Pictured is a child’s sandal from a West Texas dry shelter site, likely 2,500-3,000 years old, that is housed in the collections at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL).
TARL is a nationally recognized archeological research facility and the largest archeological repository in the state. As part of the College of Liberal Arts, its mission is to collect, preserve, and curate archeological specimens and records, train graduate and undergraduate students, conduct research, and disseminate information about Texas’ archeological legacy. It also holds significant collections from outside the state, especially from Louisiana, New Mexico and Belize.
Learn more about TARL and its collections.