Several civilizations and cultures have called Hutchinson County home. The earliest known residents here were the Panhandle Pueblo Culture which flourished in the Texas Panhandle and this area from1,200-1,400 A.D. More recently, Spanish explorers, Plains Indians, Buffalo Hunters, cowboys, farmers and oilmen have written the history

of this place we call home.


Discover what is known about ancient cultures who lived in the area and used the Alibates flint to make tools at the Hutchinson County Historical Museum. Plan your visit.

Archaeological remains of the Panhandle Pueblo culture which were present in this area 800-1200 years before the present era.

Illustration of how a Panhandle Pueblo Culture house may have appeared over 1,000 years ago.

What is Archeology?

Archeology is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that has been left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes.

Remnants from early cultures include a partially restored pot and flint arrow heads.  Also, shards from the Panhandle Pueblo cord-marked ceramic ware, that are found nowhere else on earth.

Hutchinson County Historical Museum   •   618 N. Main Street   •   Borger, TX 79007   •   806 273 0130

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   •   Saturday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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