Activities of the Texas Archeological Society
Each summer, the Texas Archeological Society (TAS) sponsors an archeological field school to provide training in archeological techniques. During the week-long event, there are many fun activities and learning opportunities for all ages, including excavation techniques, survey methods, a youth program, and special training for newcomers and teachers. Each year, the field school offers a chance to visit a different part of Texas and learn about the early people who lived within that regional environment. Occasionally, the field school will be held two years in the same location. During the week of field school, new friendships are forged, others are renewed, and our collective work makes important contributions to the archeological and historical record.
Texas Archeology Academy provides learning opportunities in archeology for those interested in more in-depth information on archeological goals and procedures. Academies are open to all current TAS members and do not require prior experience. Workshops are intended for inexperienced and experienced avocational and professional archeologists, undergraduate and graduate students, and educators. TAS is a provider of professional development and accredited through SBEC. A number of scholarship opportunities are also available.
Each year since 1929, the Society has held an annual meeting in the fall. The format for the get-together usually includes a public session on Friday evening, research papers on Saturday, a banquet with a nationally prominent speaker, and tours on Sunday.
Annual Meeting scholarships are available from the Multicultural Program. See background about these scholarships here. Information specific to the Diversity Program Scholarships, overseen by the Diversity Program Subcommittee, may be found here. Information specific to the Collegiate Scholarships, overseen by the Collegiate Scholarship Subcommittee, may be found here. PDF and online versions of the application forms are available on the website.
The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee meet four times a year to discuss business operations, finances, membership concerns, and other matters of the Society. Members are welcome to attend Board Meetings to learn more about current and future programs.