92nd Annual Meeting Of The Texas Archeological Society
The TAS Board of Directors and the Local Arrangements Committee for the 92nd Annual meeting of the Texas Archeological Society have confirmed that there WILL be a TAS annual meeting October 22 – 23 this year. This meeting will be held virtually Friday afternoon, October 22 and all day Saturday, October 23, via Zoom and YouTube Livestream.
On Friday night, October 22, at 6:30 pm, Professional archeologist Douglas K. Boyd, Senior Archeologist with Cox|McLain Environmental Consultants will be the Public Forum Speaker for the 92nd annual meeting. His fabulous presentation will highlight a recent archeological project in downtown Houston entitled BRICKS, BOTTLES, AND BONES AT FROST TOWN: Historic Archeology of a 140-year-old Working-Class Houston Neighborhood.
Our featured speaker on Saturday evening, October 23 at 6:30 pm, will be Dr. Carolyn Boyd, Shumla Endowed Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University and founder of a nonprofit organization, Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center. Dr. Boyd will be presenting preliminary findings generated by her latest research project, “Origins and Tenacity of Myth in Archaic Period Rock Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. See more information about both programs by clicking on the Speakers button below.
As most of you have noted during the past year when attending other virtual meetings, there are several benefits to registrants for an online event:
1. Value! Normal expenses for travel, accommodation and food are not necessary this year, opening the opportunity for attendance to virtually every interested TAS member. Your registration fee will give you full access to the entire meeting.
2. Virtual! Connect from anywhere! The technological advancement in the modern world has improved the internet connection such that users on the web can connect and interact from any part of the world. Finally, our out of state and even out of country members can enjoy our annual meeting with the rest of us!
3. Variety! You can pick and choose from a wide variety of online topics and sit in on those virtual meetings from the comfort of your own home.
4. Voice! You will have an opportunity for interaction and question and answer periods with speakers and other members of TAS.
5. enVironment! Since virtual meeting systems work on green technology, organizations and businesses reduce the amount of carbon in the environment. This environment-friendly communication method reduces travel and paper printing!
6. Viewing Parties! Get together with friends from your neck of the woods to attend this meeting virtually – sort of like Tailgating for Archeology! These Watch Parties will be especially fun for the evening talks by Doug Boyd and Carolyn Boyd.
If you have any questions about submitting papers or posters, our program chairs Dr. Jon Lohse and Dr. Jason W. Barrett (coming to you from his new home in Toronto, Canada!) can be reached at email@example.com.
TAS members will be receiving frequent updates about presentations, topics and speakers. Registration forms for the 2021 TAS Annual meeting are linked below. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this meeting, please contact LAC co-chairman Linda Gorski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers and Posters