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Award nominations for the current year should be submitted to the Awards Committee Chairperson (Alan Skinner) at arcdigs@aol.com or 805 Business Parkway, Richardson TX 75081.

Winners of TAS AWARDS will be announced during the Saturday evening Banquet at Annual Meeting each year.


The TAS offers seven awards to members in recognition of outstanding service to the Society and to Texas archeology. The awards are:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Recognizes an individual TAS member's lifetime commitment to Texas archeology.  It will be presented as deemed appropriate by the TAS Board to a TAS member in recognition of his or her lifetime involvement in TAS and Texas archeology.  Because individuals may be involved in many different ways, each recipient will be recognized for their own unique contributions.

FELLOW: Awarded to a TAS member for major contributions to the TAS and to Texas archeology.  This is a special TAS award; no more than one Fellow award is given per year.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: Awarded to an individual or group, usually but not necessarily TAS members, for a specific major service to the TAS, to Texas archeology, or to both.

GOLDEN PEN: Awarded to an avocational TAS member for a significant published contribution or contributions to Texas archeology.

TEXAS BIFACE: A stewardship award presented to an avocational TAS member for contributions to the preservation of cultural resources in Texas.

FRANCIS STICKNEY FIELD SCHOOL AWARD: Awarded to an individual for major contribution(s) to the annual summer field school in archeology.

C.K. CHANDLER AWARD: Given to the avocational archeologist who records the most sites during the course of a year.

The award is named in honor of C.K. Chandler, a prodigious site recorder, the award will recognize members' efforts to document our irreplaceable and often endangered archeological sites.  The recipient must be a TAS member in good standing.  Site documentation must be submitted to the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory for an official trinomial.  Documentation should minimally include a completed electronic TexSite form (an electronic program developed by the Texas Historical Commission for site data recording) and a site location plotting on a 1:24,000 USGS topographic quadrangle base map.  Don't forget to include the landowner information!

The sites recorded cannot be part of a funded project. The award will cover the period from 1 September through 31 August of the following year.

Please contact Jonathan Jarvis at jjarvis@mail.utexas.edu, trinomials@austin.utexas.edu, or (512) 471-5959 if you need assistance with TexSite, navigating the trinomial process, or site recording in general.


See History to view previous winners.

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