Water-Earth Dynamics, Challenge 1: A Texas Panhandle Whodunit

Multiple Perspectives

Explore the following resources to find information that will help you answer the “Generate Ideas” questions and increase your knowledge about the topic.

Web Sites


  • Shepard Krech’s article in the Encyclopedia of Earth entitled Paleoindians and the Great Pleistocene Die-off discusses the arrival of Paleoindians in North America.  It also considers the role that climate may have had in contributing to the extinctions of Pleistocene animals, an occurrence often attributed to Paleoindian hunting.


Videos / Visualizations

Now that you are more knowledgeable about how water shapes the landscape in general and the Llano Estacado in particular, it is time to share your ideas with the class.