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Call for Papers, Symposia, and Posters, 2023 TAS Annual Meeting

Abstracts and creative ideas are sought for papers, symposia, and posters to be presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Texas Archeological Society, October 6–8, 2023, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center. TAS encourages presentations by avocational, student, and professional archeologist members on any topic of archeological interest. According to current TAS policy, all presenters must be TAS members and be registered for the meeting. The Registrar and Program Committee will be checking on this.

Papers will be allotted 15 minutes, a limit that will be strictly enforced. Because simultaneous sessions will be held, the program schedule will be adhered to so that TAS members can move from room to room to catch talks of interest. The final deadline for receipt of paper abstracts is August 18, 2023. Symposia may be organized around any topic, area, major project, and/or time period. Each symposium will be allotted two hours per five presenters, with a five-presenter minimum. Due to scheduling concerns, symposium organizers must ensure that all abstracts for symposia and symposium papers meet an earlier deadline of August 4, 2023. For effective presentation of symposia, organizers may specify the order of papers and their length, so long as this is stated in the symposium abstracts.

Poster presentations can effectively convey visual, graphic, and quantitative information, and posters can reach a larger audience than oral papers. Members are encouraged to consider poster presentations as an alternative to papers. In order to appear in the program, poster abstracts must be received by August 18, 2023; late poster entries may be accommodated after consultation with the Program Co-Chairs and Annual Meeting organizers. Other presentation formats such as discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops may be held on approval of the Program Co-Chairs and Annual Meeting organizers.

Submit all abstracts as Word files attached to email ( preferred), or by regular mail on CD or flash drive or in typed form. For email attachments or CD/flash drive submissions, include a text (.txt) file in addition to the word processor file; text files may be created by using the Save As command and selecting the text file type. Meeting rooms will be equipped with data projectors and laptop computers; additional audiovisual needs may be accommodated given prior notice. Contact the Program Co-Chairs with questions about submission dates, formats, and/or equipment.

We look forward to your contributions to this meeting.

Becky Shelton and Carolyn Spock

2023 TAS Annual Meeting Program Co-Chairs

Abstracts must include the following information:

  • Paper/Symposium/Poster (indicate one)
  • Equipment requested for the presentation
  • Title
  • Author(s) and Affiliation(s)

Abstract for each presentation (150 words maximum)


If sending a hard copy: 

Becky Shelton

Texas Historical Commission

P.O. Box 12276

Austin, TX 78711-2276

Texas Archeological Society

Texas Archeological Society, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666-4616

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