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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.

Get Information on Upcoming Academies

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 2023

This year’s Annual Meeting  will be held October 6 - 8, 2023.

This meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Conference Center

See all the information on event's page here


Upcoming Events

    • October 06, 2023
    • 7:00 AM (CDT)
    • October 08, 2023
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Embassy Suites - San Marcos Conference Center

    The TAS Board of Directors and the Local Arrangements Committee invite you to register for the 94th Annual meeting of the Texas Archeological Society October 6-8, 2023 . This year, the meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites By Hilton San Marcos Conference Center.

    On Friday night, October 6th, Doug Boyd, professional archeologist and TAS Field School Youth Program Director, will be the Public Forum Speaker. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Ashley Lemke, currently is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas in Arlington and is the former Chair of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology . Dr. Lemke will present on Saturday evening, October 7th. 

    More information will be posted to the website as it becomes available here:

    Deadline to register for meals is September 25th. Registration rates increase on September 26th.

    • October 06, 2023
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • October 07, 2023
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Embassy Suites - San Marcos Conference Center
    • 2

    If you wish to utilize space in the Exhibit Room (Book/Vending/Silent Auction Room), please register for a table by September 26. 

    Given the demand for space, there is a limit of one 6- to 8-foot table and two chairs per request form. If space is available, requests for additional table space will be honored for an additional fee. Taller exhibits placement will be made for safety.

    Exhibit Room opens at 8:00 AM on Friday and closes at 4:30pm on Saturday. Please plan to have your exhibit materials removed before the Banquet on Saturday evening.

    • October 06, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Center for Archeological Studies, San Marcos

    The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) is a research center within the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University. One of CAS’s primary goals is to preserve and make accessible the archaeological collections that inform our knowledge of Texas history and ancient Indigenous lifeways. CAS's Archaeological Repository curates archaeological collections from state, federal and private lands, and makes them accessible to archaeologists, researchers, descendant communities, educators, students and the public. Our facility is certified by the Texas Historical Commission as a repository for archaeological records and artifact collections held-in-trust for the State of Texas. We also meet the Federal curation standards set by 36 CFR 79. Come see where archaeologists and agencies conducting archaeological investigations all over Texas submit collections for final curation. This tour will provide a behind the scenes look at CAS’s storage facility and laboratory spaces, as well as some artifacts from local archaeological sites on display.

    Transdev, the university’s Bobcat Shuttle transit provider, will provide a bus service from the San Marcos Convention Center. Details will be provided in the confirmation email.

    • February 09, 2024
    • February 10, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Nacogdoches County Annex, 101 W. Main St., Nacogdoches, Texas 75961


    Educators, you are invited to attend a one-day workshop about introducing archeology into your lessons.

    Feb. 9 or Feb. 10, Sat. 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    Nacogdoches County Annex, 101 W. Main St.

    Sponsored by Nacogdoches County Historical Commission and Texas Archeological Society (TAS)

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