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The TAS is a professional and avocational society that engages in and promotes scientific archeological exploration and research, preservation and conservation of archeological materials and sites, and the interpretation and publication of data.

We provide students of all ages the opportunity to take part in research and training through our Academies, Field School, and Annual Meeting.

Upcoming events

    • October 22, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • October 23, 2021
    • 11:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Virtually

    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.

Past events

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


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Previous sponsors include: The Brown Foundation, The Clements Foundation, The Hamman FoundationThe Trull Foundation, and The Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation.

Funding for organizational expenses has been provided to Texas Archeological Society from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

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