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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.
Texas Archeological Society

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Spring 2016 Newsletter (PDF/ZIP) 2.0 MB.



2016 TAS Annual Meeting

Plans for the 87th TAS Annual Meeting are now well underway.  George Avery and his compatriots in Nacogdoches are working hard to offer us a stellar meeting. Links to the 2016 TAS Annual Meeting home page as well as forms for registration and requests for space in the Exhibit Room are available as PDF's to print and mail in; interactive online forms, with fees paid by credit card, are now also available.

For those of you interested in pursuing scholarship funds for the 2016 Annual Meeting, please check out the Collegiate and Diversity Program scholarships at the links below.

Collegiate Scholarships

Collegiate Scholarship application (PDF)

Online Collegiate Scholarship application

Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarship application (PDF)

Online Diversity Scholarship application

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

Been There and Done That!
Past Events


2016 TAS Archeology Academies

The first of the 2016 TAS Archeology Academies, Geoarcheology, was held March 19th and 20th in Kingsland (Nightengale Archaeological Center) and vicinity.  Led by Charles Frederick and Karl Kibler, 46 TAS members spent the first day in classroom instruction and activities, the second day in guided field trips.  A review and images of this Academy may be found on pp. 5-7 of the Summer 2016 TAS newsletter, summarized by Ken Lawrence.

The second 2016 TAS Archeology Academy, Lithics, was held April 30th and May 1st, with a preliminary tour of the Alibates Flint Quarry on April 29.  Paul Katz and Chris Lintz led the Alibates tour on Friday.  Saturday activities were held at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon.  Veronica Arias and Rolla Shaller assisted instructor Chris Ringstaff, who was filling in for Harry Shafer.  Chris continued his presentations and activities on Sunday at the Gilvin Education Center in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.  Find the review and images of this Academy (beleaguered by interesting spring Panhandle weather), along with information noting the many individuals and facilities that participated in making this Academy a success, on pp. 7-9 of the Summer 2016 TAS newsletter in an article authored by Jimmy Barrera.

TAS Archeology Academy 2016 Main Page 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
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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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August 10, 2016