Dr Alan M. Slade

Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Texas)


Alan is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL) and is also a member of the team that heads the Prehistory Research Project. Alan spent fifteen years as a Prehistoric and Palaeolithic field archaeologist in Britain and Europe, and a further decade helping to curate the lithic collections in the British Museum. In 2007 Alan became interested in Early Paleoindian archaeology, soon to be known as the Upper Paleolithic of North America, and in particular Clovis.

Alan spent six years studying the Clovis fluted points in collections across North America, largely facilitated and encouraged by Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Michael Collins invited Alan to continue his analysis of Clovis fluted point technology and to become a lithic analyst for the project in 2019. Alan was educated in London at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, and at the University of Southampton. Alan is a research fellow of CAHO and is on the committee for the Lithic Studies Society (LSS).

Research group(s)

Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins

Research project(s)

Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey