Permian Basin History

Exploring Stories from the Past in the Southwestern US
The Permian Basin is the ancestral homeland of nearly 30 Native American tribes who continue to maintain cultural and historical connections to the land today.
Over 15,000 artifacts were analyzed including some that were digitized using photogrammetry.
The website has been shared with more than 40,000 educators across the US.
Various web organizations such as Communication Arts, CSS Design Awards, and Awwwards have recognized the website for its design, UX, and UI.

Archaeologists with SEARCH and TRC Companies, Inc. were contracted by GAI Consultants to excavate 10 archaeological sites in the Permian Basin across modern-day New Mexico and Texas.

The results of the excavation and laboratory analyses helped answer research questions about the people who lived in the Permian Basin.

Together with Ground Media, SEARCH developed a website to share the research results as well as the stories from the past that can be interpreted from the findings. The website can be found here.

“As someone who has dedicated his career to bringing the past to life for a wide variety of audiences, the Permian Basin History website has been such a meaningful project. This has been a team effort that communicates SEARCH’s commitment to public outreach.”

Dr. Matthew Piscitelli, Lead Principal Investigator, SEARCH, Inc.

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