If you are looking to become active at the local level, there are many regional archeological societies in Texas that operate in conjunction with, though independently of, the Texas Archeological Society (TAS). The regional archeological societies offer additional opportunities for individuals to meet others of like mind and provide a means of sharing information and experiences. Most of these societies have regular meetings, often monthly, with guest speakers. Many also have projects in which their members can participate and learn proper archeological field and laboratory techniques. If you are interested in starting a new archeological society, please contact the TAS business office for a set of sample documents and guidelines.
Future of Texas Archeology
Archeology is a physically demanding and mentally taxing job with unique social conditions, and the creation of strong mentor-mentee relationships and peer networks can be the key to whether the new field technician or steward continues in the discipline or burns out. The TAS has an exceptionally strong history of providing leadership opportunities to professional and avocational archeologists and we want to continue to foster that tradition