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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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It's Time To Pay Dues for 2017!

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

Summer 2016 Newsletter (PDF/ZIP) 7.0 MB.

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2017 TAS Archeology Academies

The TAS Academy Committee is pleased to offer three Academies in 2017, two of them presented for the first time.  Coming up quickly is Lower Pecos Canyonlands, based out of Langtry.  Many will be interested in seeing and hearing the results of Texas State University's Ancient Southwest Texas Project; six sites will be the focus: Eagle Cave, Kelley Cave, Skiles Rockshelter, Sayles Adobe, Horse Trail Shelter, and Bonfire Shelter.  Don't delay signing up; the Canyonlands Academy is scheduled January 14-15, registration deadline is January 2.  Instructors are Dr. Charles Frederick, Dr. Steve Black, Charles Koenig, Ken Lawrence, and Arlo McKee.

Registration for The Canyonlands Academy is closed
The Academy is full!

This will be followed by a Ceramics Academy at Ft. Richardson State Park in Jacksboro.  In 2017 the Ceramics Academy will once again offer hands-on exercises such as making pottery, identifying vessel types, age, and firing techniques.  This Academy will be offered February 25-26, registration deadline is February 10.  Instructors are Marybeth Tomka and Dr. Chris Lintz.

The last Academy offered in 2017, Technology in Archeology, will stage classroom work in Fredericksburg at the Hill Country University Center; outdoor activities will happen at nearby Ft. Martin Scott.  Dates for this Academy are April 29-30, registration deadline is April 14.  Instructors are Charles Koenig, Tiffany Osburn, Dr. Zac Selden, and Arlo McKee.

Fees for each Academy are $100 per member.  For scholarship opportunities, check http://www.txarch.org/scholarships/index.php.

TAS Archeology Academy 2017 Main Page Online Registration Mail In Registration (PDF) Lower Pecos Release Form (PDF)

Been There and Done That!
Past Events

2016 TAS Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual meeting was held October 28-30, 2016, at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), Nacogdoches, Texas. More information will be made available later.

TAS Annual Meeting 2016 Main Page Mail In Registration (PDF) Exhibitor Mail In Registration (PDF)

2016 TAS Field School

A much drier 2016 TAS Field School was held in the Columbus vicinity on June 11 – 18. Led again by PI Jason Barrett, work was done at Cotton Field (41CD155), Bluff Cabins (41CD124), the Tait House (41CD153), and remotely at the Texas Historical Commission's San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, led by Jeff Durst. Watch for future TAS newsletters to summarize the work done. If you are on Facebook, the TAS Group, Texas Archeological Society Members and Friends, has had many photos posted there highlighting this summer's Field School activities. https://m.facebook.com/groups/53256567332?ref=bookmarks

TAS Field School 2016 Main Page Mail In Registration and Release (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
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The Virtual Museum of Texas Cultural Heritage

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December 08, 2016