TAS 2021 Ceramics Academy:

The Stories Found in Pottery


Dates: March 6 - 7, 2021 [RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER]

Location: Zoom! classroom, link will be provided to registrants

Description and Details

An exciting academy to be held VIRTUAL via Zoom, this academy will introduce the importance of archeological ceramics in terms of technology, chronology, dating, trade, subsistence, and cultural identity. Definitions and origins of ceramics, decoration and how pottery was embellished, sherd analysis and how pottery is classified and typed, and interpretations including what we can learn from pottery analysis. Each participant in the Ceramics Academy will receive an excellent class manual and they will receive a KIT with materials for hands-on exercises that will be virtually instructed such as making pottery and identifying vessel types, age, and firing. 


Dr. Chirs Lintz is an archeologist retired from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, now performing research on numerous projects. Marybeth Tomka is an archeologist and Head of Collections at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory. Becky Shelton is an archeologist and Regional Reviewer for the Texas Historical Commission.


Registration deadline for the 2021 TAS Ceramics Academy is February 6, 2021. 


Registration for the academy is open to TAS members.  The registration fee for this academy is $100 and includes two days instruction, a Ceramics Academy kit for hands-on activities, and a digital course manual. A certificate of participation will be awarded to attendees. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit is available for teachers as approved by the Texas State Board of Education Certification (SBEC). No previous archeological experience is needed to enjoy these sessions.

Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable. Cancellation vacancies will be filled from a waiting list. 



For information about scholarship opportunities click here.

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