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Activities of the Texas Archeological Society



Field School

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.

Information for Upcoming Field School


Archeology Academies

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.

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Annual Meeting

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.

Current Meeting Information



Board Meetings

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.

Current Year Meeting Schedule



TAS Annual Meeting 2021

This year’s Annual Meeting  will be held October 22 - 23, 2021.

This meeting will be held virtually Friday evening, October 22 and all day Saturday, October 23, via Zoom and Youtube Livestream with the Friday night (October 22) and Saturday night (October 23) presentations coming to you LIVE from the Houston Museum of Natural Science!

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Upcoming Events

    • October 22, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • October 23, 2021
    • 11:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Virtually
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    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 evening, October 22 and all day Saturday, October 23, via Zoom and Youtube Livestream with the Friday night (October 22) and Saturday night (October 23) presentations coming to you LIVE from the Houston Museum of Natural Science!

    This year TAS will be partnering with the Houston Museum of Natural Science to present our public forum and banquet speakers, giving TAS and our speakers a huge new audience! And our “Boyd Doubleheader” is sure to bring in that audience!

    On Friday night, October 22, 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 about a recent archeological project in downtown Houston entitled Bricks, Bottles, and Bones at Front Town: Historic Archeology of a 140-year-old Working-Class Houston Neighborhood will be simulcast directly to you from the Giant Screen Theater at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

    Our Banquet speaker, 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 will also simulcast her talk on Saturday evening, October 23, from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. 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. You can choose to attend these presentations in-person. The programs will also be simulcast via Zoom. Please note: Seating in the Auditorium is limited. Therefore, seats will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis.

April 01, 2021 Spring Gala
February 20, 2021 Spring Academies

Past Events Reports

2016
  • 01 Apr 2016     This is a good place to place links to photo reports from past events
  • 23 Mar 2016    You can store your past events reports on separate page and link them here
  • 19 Feb 2016     It's a good way to share photos from the conference with participants and visitors
2015
  • 08 Sep 2015     You can paste a link to this conference report if needed. 
  • 24 Aug 2015     It's a good way to share photos from the conference with participants and visitors
  • 29 May 2015     You can paste a link to this conference report if needed. 
  • 03 May 2015     It's a good way to share photos from the conference with participants and visitors

2014
  • 24 Aug 2014     It's a good way to share photos from the conference with participants and visitors
  • 29 May 2014     You can paste a link to this conference report if needed. 

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