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Meetings of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors

January 20, 2024 - Board Training

April 28, 2024 - by Zoom

June 9, 2024 - Nacogdoches, Field School

September 14, 2024 - by Zoom

October 25, 2024 - in Victoria, Annual Meeting

October 26, 2024 - Member Business Meeting



Upcoming events


Website Migration

Welcome to the new Texas Archeological Society web platform.  Please contact tas-internetchair@txarch.org with any issues.


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  • April 15, 2024 1:51 PM | Jamie Ross (Administrator)

    The Spring TAS Newsletter is now available on the website https://www.txarch.org/Newsletter/

    Information on this year's field school in Nacogdoches, details about the upcoming Annual Meeting in Victoria, a call for volunteers, updates on the Folsom Point Survey, and more are featured in this issue!



  • January 11, 2024 12:21 AM | TAS Office (Administrator)

    The Winter 2024 Edition of the Texas Archeological Society Newsletter is now available!

    Hear from our incoming president, read a recap of Annual Meeting, look back at the Lake Fork Reservoir project, and much more!

    You can find the newsletter here: Newsletter

  • October 05, 2023 10:33 PM | TAS Office (Administrator)

    The 2023 Member Business Meeting is this Saturday, October 7th! The in-person meeting will be taking place in San Marcos at the Annual Meeting. The Zoom link to connect, the agenda for the meeting, and the sign up to speak at the meeting can be found in the Member Business area of the website. You must be an active member of TAS to access.

    Member Business

  • September 07, 2023 10:54 PM | Jamie Ross (Administrator)

    Beat the heat by clearing out your jewelry box, library, attic, garage, or storage unit! While this activity is guaranteed to result in a sense of personal satisfaction, you will likely find some treasures that would be perfect for the TAS Silent Auction. We especially welcome jewelry (vintage items are great!), arts and crafts, books, gift baskets, field kits, bed and breakfast getaways, and anything else that you think a fellow TAS member would enjoy. We know that many of you are artistic in a variety of media so show off your talents by donating a creation or two to the auction.

    You are welcome to bring your donations with you to the TAS Annual Meeting. Contact Pat Mercado-Allinger, Silent Auction Chairman at am-auction@txarch.org if you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting and need to coordinate delivery.

    Remember that the proceeds of each auction support the important activities of TAS. Be sure to make regular visits to the Silent Auction room to ensure that you aren’t outbid by your TAS friends!


  • September 04, 2023 10:46 AM | Jamie Ross (Administrator)

    Educators are invited to attend a one-day workshop about introducing archeology into your lessons.

    Background information will be presented, and hands-on lessons demonstrated. Multiple resources will be distributed with relevant TEKS defined. TAS is a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) through the SBEC, but district level approval would guarantee credit for career portfolios.

    More information can be found on the TAS website here: Educator Workshop



  • September 03, 2023 4:46 PM | Jamie Ross (Administrator)

    The slate of nominees to fill the 2024 TAS Board vacancies has posted in the Member Business section of the TAS website. Included on the page are relevant bylaws, information about the election, and a form to submit nominations from the floor. The Nominating Committee submitted the names of all of the candidates after much careful consideration and is looking forward to the election during Annual Meeting.

    Please note, you must be a current TAS member to serve on the board of TAS and to vote in any election.

    2023 Board Elections

  • June 04, 2023 4:20 PM | Jamie Ross (Administrator)

    It's here!
    The Summer 2023 Edition of the Texas Archeological Society Newsletter is now available!

    You can find the newsletter under Our Voice in the menu bar at the top of the page or by clicking the link below:


  • June 03, 2023 5:36 PM | TAS Office (Administrator)

    Congratulations to TAS's Region 4 director, Victor Galan (PhD Texas A&M)! Victor was recently appointed to the National Park System Advisory Board along with 14 other new members by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. Secretary Haaland made the announcement Wednesday, May 24, 2023 stating “These new National Park System Advisory Board members represent experienced practitioners in cultural and natural resources management, as well as experts in relevant academic fields including environmental law, geography, and history. I look forward to their insight as we work to make our public lands accessible and inviting to all.”

    In addition to its advisory role, the Board also has a regulatory role in recommending new National Natural Landmarks and National Historic Landmarks and provides recommendations regarding the national historic significance of proposed National Historic Trails. In recognition of the importance of hearing from Tribal voices and perspectives when making management decisions that impact public lands and waters, Secretary Haaland added a requirement that at least one member of the Board be from a federally recognized Tribe.

    Please join me in celebrating Victor and this well-deserved acknowledgement of his expertise and the significance of his work collaborating with Tribal communities!


  • June 02, 2023 9:49 AM | Jamie Ross (Administrator)

    Introducing your president-elect hopefuls! The Nominating Committee will be forwarding two fine candidates for the position of President-Elect: Aaron Norment and Jimmy Barrera. After serving as President-Elect, the successful candidate will become TAS President in 2025. In keeping with long-standing TAS tradition, we are alternating every year between avocational and professional presidential nominees. Avocational archeologist Diedre Hood will be President in 2024, so the 2025 candidates are both professional archeologists.

    We asked Jimmy and Aaron to submit a short blurb and photo, by way of introduction. You can read what the candidates provided on the TAS website here: https://www.txarch.org/2023-TAS-Election/. Pending final approval by the Board in August, when the nominations are made official, these candidates will appear on the ballot for President-Elect this October. Voters will also have the opportunity to name their own write-in candidates. 

    Remember to vote online during the Annual Meeting. You do not have to attend the meeting to vote, but you do have to be a current member.

    Sincerely,

    Sonny A. Wheeler III, Nominating Committee Chair


  • April 04, 2023 6:07 PM | TAS Office (Administrator)

    The Texas Archeological Society's Spring 2023 newsletter is now available online by clicking on Our Voice in the menu above or by clicking the button below:

    Spring 2023 Newsletter

    This edition contains information about the summer field school in Nacogdoches, a recap of the spring academies (with pictures), a call for papers for Annual Meeting, and much more!

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