2020 TAS Ceramics Academy at Fort Concho

Offered in partnership with the Concho Valley Archeological Society and Fort Concho National Historic Landmark


Location: Fort Concho, 630 S Oakes St, San Angelo, Texas 76903. (325) 657-4444.

Course Description and Details

The 2020 Ceramics Academy is a two-day Texas Archeology Academy that provides a comprehensive background and understanding of prehistoric and historic ceramics from archeological sites. Expect a hands-on learning environment! The Academy will be held at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas.

In this workshop you will learn how pottery is made and used, how pottery reflects cultural traditions, and how archeologists use the ceramic data to understand the lifeways of people in the past. Participants will learn and practice the skills needed to recover important data from ceramic sherds.  Academy participants will also be exposed to the application of ceramic data toward answering ceramic-based research questions.



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 for the 2020 TAS Ceramics Academy starts October 13, 2019.  Check back here for updates.


Registration for this academy is open to TAS members.  The registration fee for this academy is $100 and includes two days instruction with refreshments and lunch.  Participants will also receive 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.


The SpringHill Suites in San Angelo has provided us with a block of rooms for Ceramics Academy participants. The group rate that they have offered is $99/night.  Click on the direct booking link below for more hotel information and to secure your room.


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