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Working at the tables among bluebonnets.

Working at the screens isn't really working when you're among Texas wildflowers.

You can now Join TAS, renew your membership or make a donation ONLINE.

Download and mail a membership/renewal application today! (Membership application is in PDF format. You may download the Adobe Acrobat software for free from the Adobe site.)

You don't have to be a professional archeologist to become a member of TAS—just someone fascinated with learning about Texas' past. TAS has many avocational members who started out with no more than curiosity.

In the Society, you'll learn the field techniques and methods of archeology from professionals and experienced avocationals. You'll discover the prehistoric inhabitants of Texas, and what they left behind: stone tools, campsites, rock art, middens, and mysteries. You can trace the Spanish across the state in the Mission Period or follow the fight for independence in the Republic of Texas era. You can even become involved in the study of the Texas sugar industry, or the variety of immigrant cultures which made Texas what it is today.

As a member, you'll receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society, an annual publication of original research, and the quarterly Texas Archeology newsletter, which will keep you updated on research projects and other Society activities.

For those interested in going further, and learning HOW archeology is actually done in-the-field, there are several Texas Archeology Academies offered in the spring and a one-week Field School in the summer. Any of these activities will give you hands-on experience as you work and learn with others on actual sites. Rock Art recording is also taught in the winter, spring and summer. Each fall, you can attend the Annual Meeting to hear papers on a wide variety of current topics.

One of the TAS digs.

Making progress in the trenches of a TAS Field School dig.

If you'd like to learn more about the TAS, read the TAS Constitution and Bylaws and the Strategic Plan for 2005. The Society has received support for the Strategic Plan from the following foundations: The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Clements Foundation, The Hamman Foundation, The Houston Endowment, The Summerlee Foundation, and The Summerfield Roberts Foundation.

Download and mail a membership application today! (Membership application is in PDF format. You may download the Adobe Acrobat software for free from the Adobe site.)

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