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WHO WE ARE

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
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • October 23, 2021
    • 11:30 PM (CDT)
    • 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 afternoon, October 22 and all day Saturday, October 23, via Zoom and Youtube Livestream.

    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 will highlight a recent archeological project in downtown Houston entitled Bricks, Bottles, and Bones at Frost Town: Historic Archeology of a 140-year-old Working-Class Houston Neighborhood .

    Our keynote 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 present on Saturday evening, October 23 at 6:30 pm. 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.

    More information will be posted to the website as it becomes available here: https://tas.wildapricot.org/Annual-Meeting/

    • March 04, 2022
    • March 07, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Victoria College, Victoria, Texas and McNeill Family Ranch
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    The advanced Geoarcheology 201 Academy is a two-day Texas Archeology Academy that explores how geological and soil formation processes affect archeological sites, and how investigators use this information to reconstruct both the human and natural histories of an area. This academy will be offered twice at Victoria College and the McNeill Family Ranch.

    More information about this academy can be found on the Academies page or by clicking here: Geoarcheology 201 Academy

    • April 23, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • April 24, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, Austin
    • 45
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    The 2022 Lithics Academy: Reading Stone Artifacts is a two-day Texas Archeology Academy to learn how to recognize stone artifacts, how they are produced, and interpreting stone artifacts and patterns in the archeological record. Classroom sessions for the Academy will be held at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin on April 23-24, 2022.

    Join archeologists to learn about Texas history and prehistory as revealed through archeological investigations. The course will include a brief overview of stone tools, why stone artifacts are important, how they are produced and used, and how stone tools contribute to the archeological record. The academy will include a review of raw stone materials and how they were used.

    Participants will engage in exercises designed to record information about stone artifacts. These exercises include sorting, classifying, measuring, and information recording as part of stone tool analysis. Mr. Chris Ringstaff, experimental archeologist at the Texas Department of Transportation, will lead the workshop. Dr. Robert Lassen of AmaTerra Environmental Consultants and Mr. Sergio Ayala of the Gault School of Archaeological Research will be co-instructors.

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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