Etched In Stone
Standing near the mesa's edge at the Antelope Creek Village site, visitors today overlook the picturesque landscape: the surrounding mesas and the valley below. One can begin to lose herself or himself in the pure vastness and splendid beauty of the Canadian River Valley. From this view, it is difficult not to allow yourself to imagine what life on the Texas plains would have been like for these industrious and most capable people. What sounds filled the air as the villagers began to start their day? Perhaps the sound of children playing as they scampered about the awakening village echoed across the mesa tops. The smell of several cooking fires would have gently graced the senses of those preparing a meal of bison and other wild edibles such as mesquite beans, amaranth, grapes, and wild plums, just to name a few.