TAS Field School
TAS Field School 2005 – Stallings Ranch Paris, Texas
The 2005 Field School has come and gone. Almost 350 people
participated and once again it was a great success. Gene and Ruth Ann Stallings
were tremendous hosts and have invited TAS back for 2006. Dr. Alan Skinner
and the Field School Committee have accepted that invitation pending Board
The focus this year was on testing two sites, one that might
present evidence of an early Paleo occupation and the other (the Gene and Ruth
Ann Stallings Site) that might represent a Fourche Maline occupation. No
evidence of Paleo occupation was discovered but strong possibilities exist that
the Stallings site does indeed have an early component. Features that are
currently being interpreted as shallow post molds were identified but no pattern
was discovered. Next year attempts will be made to locate and define any
structures that might be present. A more detailed write-up is being
prepared by Dr. Skinner and will be posted in the fall.
Below is a picture gallery of the field school. The topographic
map was made after testing by the Valley of the Caddo Archeology Society but
before the TAS Field School.
Click on thumbnail below for a larger image.