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93rd Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting

in conjunction with the

East Texas Archeological Conference

October 21 - 23, 2022 Tyler, Texas

The 93rd TAS Annual Meeting and the East Texas Archeological Conference will be a combined event this year. We will meet on the University of Texas Tyler campus in the new Soules College of Business Building. The meeting dates are October 21 – 23, 2022.

The co-hosts for this year’s meeting are the North Texas Archeological Society and the Department of Social Sciences at UT Tyler, TX. The Program Co-Chairs are Dr. Thomas Guderjan and Dr. E. Cory Sills of UT Tyler.

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

Banquet Speaker

Dr. Rolfe Mandel

Dr. Rolfe Mandel received a B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Special Studies from KU with a focus on Quaternary research. Currently he is Director of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) and the State Geologist of Kansas. 

He has spent over 40 years working with archeologists on projects throughout the United States and eastern Mediterranean, focusing on the effects of geologic processes on the archaeological record.  

Much of his recent research has involved the use of geoscientific methods to search for the earliest evidence of humans in the Big Bend region of Texas, Central Great Plains, Midwest, and the Canadian Yukon.

Dr. Mandel has received many awards and distinctions for his research and teaching at the University of Kansas.  The Geological Society of America recognized his achievements with two prestigious awards: the George Rapp Award for outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of archaeological geology, and the 2010 Kirk Bryan Award for Excellence. 

We are pleased to have Dr. Rolfe as our Banquet Speaker for this year’s TAS Annual Meeting.   

Public Forum Speaker

Bobby Gonzalez

The Friday night Public Forum Speaker will be Bobby Gonzalez, Chairman of the Caddo Nation and a trained archeologist.

During the meeting, there will be prominent exhibits and sales of artwork by Caddo artists such as Chase Earles, Chad Earles and Jeri Redcorn and others. At the end of the afternoon on Saturday, the Caddo Culture Club and the Metro Culture Club will conduct traditional dances and we can join in!

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting Hotels

Since we are not convening at a hotel for the Annual Meeting and booking a block of rooms the Local Arrangements Committee has negotiated room rates at three Tyler hotels.  More information about hotels and the local area can be found on the Local and Hotel Information page.

Silent Auction

Volunteers are currently working on organizing this year's silent auction. We will update you as details become available.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the silent auction, if you would like to donate, or if you have any questions, please contact Gen Freix am-auction@txarch.org

2022 Annual Meeting Committee

TAS Annual Meeting Chair: Chris Meis

President: Elizabeth Coon-Nguyen 

President Elect: Tamra Walter

 TAS Annual Meeting Organizer and Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) Chair

Thank you to the following sponsors

UT Tyler Department of Social Sciences

Texas Archeological Society



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