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The Mission Historical Museum Lecture Series presents: Sifting through South Texas Ancient History Stone Tools and Archaeology by F. Nick Morales. Presented on Saturday, January 13 at 11 a.m., admission is free to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

The presentation centers on how geology influenced the manufacturing of lithic tools in South Texas and Northern Mexico and how they are identified and used. Critical to this task will include archaeological methods employed in the collection and documentation of artifacts. Additional information will be presented regarding the Ancients that lived in this area.

Morales is a resident geologist of South Texas and Northern Mexico specializing in mineralogy, local geology and lithic (stone) artifacts. As a collector of world-wide minerals and local ancient stone tools, he has undertaken research, along with faculty at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, in the geology and archaeology of this region. A student of geology in the 70's and participant as well as sponsor of the University Geology Club for over 40 years, his current research projects include identification of minerals from Mexico, lithic tools of the area, documenting, photographing, authoring, and co-authoring of articles on geology and lithic artifacts.

The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty Avenue, in Mission. They are open Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on this program or any upcoming events contact the museum office at (956) 580-8646, visit www.missionmuseum.org, or follow on Facebook.