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The Texas Archeological Society welcomes you to the web site where you can learn more about archeology around the state and how to actively participate in preserving your heritage.

TAS Mission Statement: The Texas Archeological Society is dedicated to the study and preservation of the historic and prehistoric aspects of Texas' past. More.....

TAS activities include Archeological Academies, a yearly Field School, an Annual Meeting, a Speakers' Bureau, and rock art recording. More.....

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2009 Historical Archeology Academy in Lake Jackson
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2009 Historical Archeology Academy in Lake Jackson

Featured Designation

On May 9, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama designated the Texas Archeological Society as a Preserve America Steward in recognition of its volunteer program.
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On May 9, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama designated the Texas Archeological Society as a Preserve America Steward in recognition of its volunteer program.
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Join TAS online! – Click a link below to either join/renew online or print and mail in a form with your dues.

MEMBERS -- if your contact information has changed, please email updates to the
TAS office.

Join/Renew Online Membership Form: Download & Mail Donate Online

Spring 2016 Newsletter (PDF/ZIP) 2.0 MB.




2016 TAS Archeology Academies

Get ready for the 2016 TAS Archeology Academies!  There will be two Academies: the first, Geoarcheology (led by Charles Frederick and Karl Kibler), will be held at the Nightengale Archaeological Center in Kingsland on March 19-20, 2016 (registration deadline March 4); the second, Lithics (led by Harry Shafer), will be held at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon on April 30 and the Gilvin Education and Learning Center in Palo Duro Canyon State Park on May 1, 2016 (registration deadline April 14).

Scholarship opportunities for the Academies may be found through the link at scholarships.

Links to registration may be found on the menu below. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

TAS Archeology Academy 2016 Main Page Mail In Registration (PDF)

2016 TAS Field School

Preparations for the 2016 TAS Field School are well underway.  It will again be in Columbus, scheduled for June 11 - 18.  Some materials are now online, including the Mail In PDF Registration Form and the Online Registration Form.  Do watch for future updates to the 2016 TAS Field School webpages.

TAS Field School 2016 Main Page Mail In Registration and Release (PDF)  

Been There and Done That!
Past Events

2015 TAS Annual Meeting

The Houston, Brazosport, and Fort Bend Archeological Societies hosted the exceptionally successful 86th TAS Annual Meeting at the Omni Westside Hotel and Resort on October 23 – 25, 2015.  Even with drenching rains from the remnants of Hurricane Patricia and a couple of cold (wet) fronts, there were 398 folks registered, 106 papers and posters presented, a second annual Book Festival sponsored by the Journal of Texas Archeology and History, an international symposium (Trans Rio Bravo/Rio Grande International Research Collaboration) also sponsored by JTAH, two excellent speakers for the Public Forum (Marilyn Johnson) and the Banquet (Dr. Jean Clottes), and great fundraising through the Silent Auction.

TAS Annual Meeting 2015 Main Page Mail In Registration (PDF) Exhibitor Mail In Registration (PDF)

Opportunities for Teachers

Teachers -- interested in earning professional credit hours??!  Check out some options in our Teachers/Opportunities section. Information on short courses through TAS and other sponsors may be found here.

Support of TAS teacher outreach initiatives has been provided by the Texas Historical Foundation.

Texas Historical Foundation
Gustav's Library - Click to view site in a new window Gustav's Library
Texas Archeological Society Members - 10% discount;
see Gustav's Library ad in Bulletin or check in Member Area for instructions
Texas Beyond History - click to view site in a new window. Texas Beyond History
The Virtual Museum of Texas Cultural Heritage

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Phone: 210.458.4393 – Fax: 210.458.4870
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April 17, 2016