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Field School

Each summer, the Texas Archeological Society (TAS) sponsors an archeological field school to provide training in archeological techniques. During the week-long event, there are many fun activities and learning opportunities for all ages, including excavation techniques, survey methods, a youth program, and special training for newcomers and teachers. Each year, the field school offers a chance to visit a different part of Texas and learn about the early people who lived within that regional environment. Occasionally, the field school will be held two years in the same location. During the week of field school, new friendships are forged, others are renewed, and our collective work makes important contributions to the archeological and historical record.

Information for Upcoming Field School


Archeology Academies

Texas Archeology Academy provides learning opportunities in archeology for those interested in more in-depth information on archeological goals and procedures. Academies are open to all current TAS members and do not require prior experience. Workshops are intended for inexperienced and experienced avocational and professional archeologists, undergraduate and graduate students, and educators. TAS is a provider of professional development and accredited through SBEC. A number of scholarship opportunities are also available.

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Annual Meeting

Each year since 1929, the Society has held an annual meeting in the fall. The format for the get-together usually includes a public session on Friday evening, research papers on Saturday, a banquet with a nationally prominent speaker, and tours on Sunday.

Annual Meeting scholarships are available from the Multicultural Program. See background about these scholarships here. Information specific to the Diversity Program Scholarships, overseen by the Diversity Program Subcommittee, may be found here. Information specific to the Collegiate Scholarships, overseen by the Collegiate Scholarship Subcommittee, may be found here. PDF and online versions of the application forms are available on the website.

Current Meeting Information



Board Meetings

The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee meet four times a year to discuss business operations, finances, membership concerns, and other matters of the Society. Members are welcome to attend Board Meetings to learn more about current and future programs.

Current Year Meeting Schedule



TAS Annual Meeting 2021

This year’s Annual Meeting  will be held October 22 - 23, 2021.

This meeting will be held virtually Friday afternon and evening, October 22 and all day Saturday, October 23, via Zoom and Youtube Livestream!

See all the information on event's page here

Upcoming Events

    • October 21, 2022
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • October 23, 2022
    • 11:30 PM (CDT)
    • UT Tyler
    Register

    The TAS Board of Directors and the Local Arrangements Committee invite you to register for the 93rd Annual meeting of the Texas Archeological Society October 21 - 23, 2022 . This year, the meeting will be combined with the East Texas Caddo Conference and will be held in-person at the University of Texas in Tyler in the new Soules College of Business Building.

    On Friday night, October 21st, Bobby Gonzales, Chairman of the Caddo Nation and a trained archeologist, will be the Public Forum Speaker. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Rolfe Mandel, currently serves as the director of the Kansas Geological Survey and is the State Geologist of Kansas. Dr. Mandel will present on Saturday evening, October 22nd. 

    An optional guided tour of Caddo Mounds State Historic Site will be held on Sunday, October 23rd and is available to registrants at no charge. 

    More information will be posted to the website as it becomes available here: https://txarch.org/AnnualMeeting

    Deadline to register for meals is September 25th. Registration rates increase after September 20th.

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