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Regional Societies

This section provides information about the local and regional archeological societies in Texas that frequently operate in conjunction with, though independently of, the Texas Archeological Society.  One portion outlines the societies currently existing in the TAS regions; it includes a map of those regions, as well as a list of the counties by region.  A parallel section provides information on the regions’ TAS Directors and showcases the reports they have submitted about activities in their areas.

A second set of web pages gives an explanation of how one might start a new archeological society and provides a set of example documents that are likely to be generated by such a group: application forms, bylaws, legal release, ethics statement.

The TAS website offers additional information about some of the regional societies that may be found under our Links\Texas Regional Society Links menu.  Those webpages are more likely to provide the history, mission, and goals of the societies.  The data duplicated under Contact\Regional Societies and Regional Society Information is more time-dependent, offering current officers, dates of events, meeting locations, etc.  We are not always as up-to-date as we would like, and appreciate input from regional society representatives who have more current and correct information for us to use.  This can be sent to the Webmaster and the Internet Committee Chair.

The local and regional archeological societies offer additional opportunities for individuals interested in archeology to meet others of like mind, providing a means of sharing information and experiences.  Most of these societies have regular meetings, often monthly, with guest speakers.  Many also have projects in which their members can participate and learn proper archeological field and laboratory techniques.  It is hoped that individuals who have been drawn to the TAS website will look through the local and regional society information with an eye to joining a nearby group and further enriching their knowledge of our heritage.

How to Start a Local/Regional Society
Texas Regional Society Links

Regional Societies Information

Regional Directors' Information

Region 1 Region 1
Region 2 Region 2
Region 3 Region 3
Region 4 Region 4
Region 5 Region 5
Region 6 Region 6
Region 7 Region 7
Region 9 Region 9
Region 10 Region 10
Region 11 Region 11
Region 12 Region 12
Map showing Texas divided into the regions used by the TAS. Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9 Region 12 Region 10 Region 11

Region 1

Armstrong Briscoe Carson Castro Childress Collingsworth
Dallam Deaf Smith Donley Gray Hall Hansford
Hartley Hemphill Hutchinson Lipscomb Moore Ochiltree
Oldham Parmer Potter Randall Roberts Sherman
Swisher Wheeler

Panhandle Archeological Society
Amarillo, Texas 79105
Regular Meetings—
Day: Third Wednesday of the month; Sept.- Nov. Jan. – May
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Amarillo Public Library, Central Branch (Downtown), 413 SE 4th Street
Contact: Doug Wilkens, ldwplace@ptsi.net
Newsletter Editor: Beryl Hughes beryl.hughes@yahoo.com
PAS Publications: Rolla Shaller rshaller@suddenlink.net  1-806 354-0079
Dues: Individual $15, Family $20 Student with ID $10
P.O. Box 814 Amarillo, Texas 77105
Website www.txpanhandlearchaeology.org
Email: pan_arc_soc@yahoo.com


Region 2

Andrews Bailey Borden Cochran Cottle Crosby
Dawson Dickens Fisher Floyd Gaines Garza
Hale Hockley Howard Kent King Lamb
Lubbock Lynn Martin Mitchell Motley Nolan
Scurry Stonewall Terry Yoakum

South Plains Archeological Society
This organization was dissolved during the spring of 2006.


Region 3

Archer Baylor Callahan Clay Collin Cooke
Dallas Denton Eastland Ellis Erath Fannin
Foard Freestone Grayson Hardeman Haskell Hood
Hunt Jack Johnson Jones Kaufman Knox
Limestone Montague Navarro Palo Pinto Parker Rockwall
Shackelford Somervell Stephens Tarrant Taylor Throckmorton
Wichita Wilbarger Wise Young

Collin County Archeological Society
Meetings are held at 7:00 PM the second Tuesday of the month at the
Texas Star Bank
2800 Virginia Pkwy
McKinney, Tx 75071
(NW corner of Virginia & Jordan)
Contact E-mail: doc@iodid.com

Dallas Archeological Society
The Dallas Archeological Society has disbanded and is currently inactive.  We hope for a future resurrection!

Parker County Archeological Society
The PCAS will meet the third Thursday of each month Jan.- May and Sept.-Oct. at 6:30 PM at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, Texas.
For information, please contact Laurie Moseley at moseley@airmail.net.

Tarrant County Archeological Society
Fort Worth, Texas
Regular Meetings—
Day: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Room 110 in the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth Worth, TX
Location Map with directions to the meeting room: http://www.tarrantarch.org/map.htm
Contact: Chris A. Meis, President 214-704-2328
Other 2015 officers:
Bryan Jameson, Vice President
Catrina Banks Whitley, Vice President for Projects
Dana Ritchie Parker, Treasurer
Lloyd Erwin, Secretary
Katrina Nuncio, Immediate Past President
Jim Blanton, Historian
Charlene Erwin, Newsletter Editor

Dues: $30 Contributing, $20 Individual, $25 Family, $10 Student, $10 to mail newsletter USPS
Mail to: Tarrant County Archeological Society
Box 24679, Fort Worth, TX 76124
TCAS Website

TCAS Newsletters Online

Past TCAS Newsletters


Region 4

Anderson Angelina Bowie Camp Cass Cherokee
Delta Franklin Gregg Harrison Henderson Hopkins
Houston Jasper Lamar Marion Morris Nacogdoches
Newton Panola Polk Rains Red River Rusk
Sabine San Augustine Shelby Smith Titus Trinity
Tyler Upshur Van Zandt Wood

East Texas Archeological Society
Nacogdoches, Texas
PO Box 632748
Nacogdoches, TX 75963

Those interested in contacting The East Texas Archeological society may do so at the address above or c/o
Tom Middlebrook TMdlbrk@aol.com
403 Deerfield Dr.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965

2012 Officers:
President, Tom Middlebrook
Vice-President, George Avery
Secretary-Treasurer, Morris Jackson

Deep East Texas Archeological Society
Newton, Texas
Regular meetings—
Day: First Monday of the month
Where: Newton County History Center/Howard Center, Newton, TX
Dues: $5 single; $10 family
Send to: P.O. Box 1034 Newton, Tx. 75966-1034
Contact: Billie Mims billiejmims@gmail.com

2012 officers:
President, Keith Stephens
Vice-President, Dickie Dixon
Secretary-Treasurer, Billie Mims

Valley of the Caddo Archeological Society
Paris, Texas
Regular meetings—
VoCAS meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 322 Lamar Avenue, in Paris (south basement entrance).  MAP
Contact: Ed Farmer, edfarmer69@hotmail.com

2012 officers:
President, Lydia Leonberger
Vice-President, Ed Farmer
Secretary, Angie Bramelet
Treasurer, Jeanette Bender


Region 5

Austin Brazoria Brazos Burleson Chambers Fort Bend
Galveston Grimes Hardin Harris Jefferson Leon
Liberty Madison Montgomery Orange Robertson San Jacinto
Walker Waller Washington

See detailed calendar for events in Region 5.

AIA - Houston Society
P.O. Box 271062, Houston TX 77277
(281) 497-7382
Becky Lao beckylao@att.net

Brazosport Archaeological Society
Contact: Johnney Pollan jpollan@brazosport.cc.tx.us
Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
400 College Drive
Clute, TX 77531
Meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 PM except June

Fort Bend Archeological Society
Fort Bend Museum, 500 Houston St., Richmond, TX 77469
Meetings: are held the second Wednesday of each month except June at the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview at FM 762, Richmond, TX.
Dues: are $20 or included with the Fort Bend Museum membership.
Send to: Ft. Bend Museum, 500 Houston St., Richmond, TX 77469
Current projects: include San Felipe de Austin town site and the Barnett site.
Contact: Claire Rogers 281-342-6478
FBAS Website

Houston Archeological Society
PO Box 130631

HAS Website

President: Linda Gorski, president@txhas.org
Vice President: Louis F. Aulbach, vpresident@txhas.org
Treasurer: Tom Nuckols, treasurer@txhas.org
Secretary: Robert Sewell, secretary@txhas.org

Don Keyes: dal_a@txhas.org
Kathleen Hughes: dal_b@txhas.org
Michael S. Woods: dal_c@txhas.org

Publications: publications@txhas.org
Publicity/Outreach: publicoutreach@txhas.org
Membership: membership@txhas.org
Field Director: fielddirector@txhas.org
Laboratory: laboratory@txhas.org
Library: library@txhas.org
Webmaster: webmaster@txhas.org

University of St. Thomas (UST)
3800 Montrose
Houston, TX 77006-4626
Building 20, Anderson Hall, Room 103

Main No.: (713) 522-7911


Day: Third Thursday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Morgan Center Parking Garage, Building # 26
Corner of Graustark Street and W. Alabama


Region 6

Aransas Bee Calhoun Colorado DeWitt Fayette
Goliad Gonzales Jackson Karnes Lavaca Matagorda
Refugio Victoria Wharton

Southern Texas Archaeological Association, a regional scientific and educational organization for individuals and groups interested in the archaeology, ethnohistory, and prehistory of south-central and southern Texas. For more details, see the STAA listing in Region 12 or check out the STAA website at http://www.staa.org/.


Region 7

Brooks Cameron Duval Hidalgo Jim Hogg Jim Wells
Kenedy Kleberg Live Oak McMullen Nueces San Patricio
Starr Webb Willacy Zapata

Coastal Bend Archaeological Society
Corpus Christi, Texas
Regular meetings—
Day: First Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00 PM
Occasional speakers, field & lab work
Where: Hilltop Community Center, 11429 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, TX
Dues: $10 single; $17.50 family; $5 student
Send to: 4650 Hakel Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78415-2824
Contact: Tom Long 1-361-241-1090 or Jerry Bauman jbman172@msn.com

Southern Texas Archaeological Association, a regional scientific and educational organization for individuals and groups interested in the archaeology, ethnohistory, and prehistory of south-central and southern Texas. For more details, see the STAA listing in Region 12 or check out the STAA website at http://www.staa.org/.


Region 9

Bastrop Bell Blanco Bosque Brown Burnet
Caldwell Coleman Comanche Coryell Falls Gillespie
Hamilton Hays Hill Lampasas Lee Llano
Mason McCulloch McLennan Milam Mills San Saba
Travis Williamson

AIA - Austin Chapter
Frequent lectures and programs. See details at www.utexas.edu/depts/classics/AIA/index.html
If you have questions about the lectures, please contact Leticia Rodriguez (Program Coordinator) by email at lrod13@gmail.com.

Central Texas Archeological Society
Covers McLennan County, and all adjoining counties
The Society is open to all people and organizations that endorse it's objectives.  Occasional speakers and local excavations.
Regular Meetings- except in June, July, August
Day: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex ~ 1300 S. University Parks Waco, Texas
Membership: Student $10.00; Individual $15.00; Family $20.00
Contact info
Kent L. Hibbitts
900 NW Co Rd 3245
Hubbard, TX 76648
E-Mail: arrowhead51@hotmail.com
Phone: 254-578-1872
Central Texas Archeological Society group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/43669765835/

Llano Uplift Archeological Society (LAUS)
Kingsland, Texas
Regular Meetings—
Day: Second Wednesday of each month except June and December
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: LCRA's Nightengale Archaeological Center, Kingsland, TX
Contact: Lisa Weatherford, President - lisa.weatherford@gmail.com
Dues: Individual $20; Family $25; Student FREE; Organization $15; Contributing $50; Supporting $100; Life $500
Mail to: Box 302, Kingsland, TX 78639
Website: http://www.texasluas.org/,
or the Nightengale Archaeological Center Website: http://www.lcra.org/community/nightengale.html.

Travis County Archeological Society
Austin, Texas
Regular meetings—
Day: Second Thursday of each month except June (no meeting) and December (usually a holiday party at a private residence)
Time: Come to buy dinner and visit before the meeting ca. 5:45 PM; meeting called to order—ca. 7:00 PM
Place: Tres Amigos-Westlake
1801 S. Capital of Texas Hwy (Loop 360), north of Barton Creek Mall, 512.327.1776.
Please check with contact to confirm meeting location.
Contact: travisco.arch@gmail.com
Mail dues to PO Box 9034, Austin TX 78766-9034
Individual membership: $15
Family membership: $20
Sustaining membership: $30+
Elected officers for 2013:
President — Carolyn Spock
Vice-President — Nick Morgan
Secretary — Robin Matthews
Treasurer — Jonelle Miller-Chapman
Member at Large: Doris Hill
Web-maintenance — Leslie Bush
Website: http://travis.txarch.org.


Region 10

Coke Concho Crane Crockett Ector Edwards
Glasscock Irion Kimble Loving Menard Midland
Pecos Reagan Real Runnels Schleicher Sterling
Sutton Terrell Tom Green Upton Val Verde Ward

Concho Valley Archeological Society (CVAS)
CVAS Website: http://www.cvassanangelo.org/
Fort Concho, Texas
Regular meetings—
Day: fourth Thursday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Fort Concho in the Living History Stables Classroom on Henry O. Flipper St. in San Angelo, Texas

Contact Information:
Larry Riemenschneider
4222 North Rd. 3, Miles, TX 76861

C.A. Maedgen, III
3217 Palo Duro
San Angelo, Texas, 76904

Iraan Archeological Society
Fort Stockton, Texas
Meeting Day: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Iraan Community Center on US-190
Monthly field trips as a group
Dues: $10 single; $12 family
Mailing address: PO Box 183, Iraan, Tx 79744

2012 officers:
President - Lance Miller
Vice-President - Sue Prock
Treasurer - Evans Turpin

Contact: Sue Prock (915) 336-5580 or Evans Turpin evansturpin@yahoo.com

Midland Archeological Society
PO Box 4224
Midland, TX 79704
MAS Website
Contact: Dennis McIntosh Dennis.McIntosh@gmail.com


Region 11

Brewster Culberson El Paso Hudspeth Jeff Davis Presidio

Big Bend Archaeological Society
PO Box 1
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

President - Tom Alex
Vice-President - none
Secretary - Betty Alex
Treasurer - Bernie Zelazny

Website: http://www.bigbendarch.org/

El Paso Archaeological Society
PO Box 4345
El Paso, TX 79914-4345
Click here for meeting and lecture dates for both the El Paso (EPAS) and Doña Ana (DAAS) Archaeological Societies.
EPAS Website


Region 12

Atascosa Bandera Bexar Comal Dimmit Frio
Guadalupe Kendall Kerr Kinney LaSalle Maverick
Medina Uvalde Wilson Zavala

Archaeological Institute of America - Southwest Texas Archaeological Society
Website: http://aiaswtas.org/

President: Ms. Laura Childs - lacaug@cs.com, 210-494-3820 (H), 210-977-6100 (W)
Vice-President: Dr. Nicolle Hirschfeld - nicolle.hirschfeld@trinity.edu, 210-999-7125
Treasurer: Mr. Joe Lamm - inchicorejoe@hotmail.com, 210-822-9329, 8033 N. New Braunfels #300D, San Antonio, TX 78209
Webmaster: Ms. Leah McCurdy - leah.mccurdy@utsa.edu, 214-437-5612

Dr. Veronica Pue
Dr. Jennifer Mathews
Dr. Jason Yaeger
Dr. Kathryn Brown

Lectures are free and open to the general public.  They last about one hour, followed by time for questions and an informal reception.  Unless otherwise specified, all events will be held at 7:30 PM in Chapman Auditorium, Trinity University.  Consult the following website for maps to Trinity University and of the campus: http://web.trinity.edu/x1228.xml. Parking is free on Trinity’s campus, and all lots are open to visitors in the evening. Maps of handicapped parking locations (near to all buildings) are also available through this link.

A few lectures will be hosted at other venues such as UTSA and San Antonio College (SAC).  Please consult the Events page on the AIA-SWTAS website for venue information for each lecture.

Sep 20: SWTAS - Dr. Geoff Emberling, lecture on Kush Kingdom
Oct 9: Kevin Glowacki (held at SAMA) Sanctuary of Aphrodite at the Akropolis
Oct 13: SWTAS - Archaeology Day at Mission San Jose
Oct 17: SWTAS – (AIA Lecture) Dr. Nikos Xanthoulis, “Ancient Sounds of Greece”
Jan 3-6: AIA Annual Meeting
Feb 13: (AIA Lecture Dr. Caroline Willekes, “Horses for Forces: Equine Form and Military Function”
Mar 27: (AIA Lecture) Joshua Trampier – Remote Sensing in the Nile delta

SAMA: San Antonio Museum of Art: http://www.samuseum.org/ Aug 7: SAMA - Animal Mummies
Sep 15: SAMA - Christine Kondoleon
Sep 18: SAMA - Gloria Ferrari
Dec 4: SAMA Gallery Talk by Jessica Powers
Jan 29: SAMA - Jessica's lecture

Aug 28: Trinity - Deborah Beck
Sep 11: Trinity - topic Aeschylus
Oct 2: Trinity – Bettina Bergman
Oct 16: Trinity - Andrew Stewart

Oct 30: Trinity - Richard Thomas Nov 6: Trinity - John Clarke

Oct 26-28 – Meso-American Conference, Lubbock, TX

Hill Country Archeological Association
Kerrville, Texas
Regular meetings—
Day: Alternate 3rd Saturdays (January, March, May, July, September, November)
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Riverside Nature Center, 1500 Francisco Lemos St., Kerrville, TX
Contact: PO Box 290393, Kerrville, TX 78029-0393
Ron Holm - President, mrholm@windstream.net
John Benedict - Vice President, johnbenedict@gvtc.com
Annual Membership dues - Individual $20, Family $25, Full time student $10

HCAA Website for more information

May 2012, HCAA Newsletter (PDF) 2.2 MB

Southern Texas Archaeological Association
San Antonio, Texas
Meeting dates for 2012: January 28, April 14, July 21, November 3
Meetings are held at the John Igo Library at 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway.
PO Box 791032
San Antonio, TX 78279-1031
Matt Harwood, Chair
Christa Watson, Vice-Chair
Candy Smith, Secretary
Lee Gummelt, Treasurer
STAA Website for more information.
STAA Calendar.


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October 09, 2015