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Public Forum: Archeology Talk and Artifact Roadshow

Cost: FREE

Overview: On Friday, October 6 at 7:00 PM, the Texas Archeological Society will sponsor a FREE public lecture followed by artifact identification.

Location: San Marcos Conference Center, Embassy Suites,1001 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666

Veramendi Ballroom F

At 7:00 PM professional archeologist Doug Boyd will present “The Tom Cook Blacksmith Shop and the Forgotten History of African American Blacksmiths in Texas.” Learn about how a recent road widening project in Denton County led to the discovery of the first documented African American freedman-owned blacksmith shop in Texas. This collaborative project incorporated research, descendant community outreach, oral history, and archeological investigations to reveal the story of a successful black entrepreneur operating along the Chisholm Trail. Read more about this exciting project in the recent Austin American-Statesman article.

Following the presentation, Professional we’ll have a panel of archeologists to help identify objects you wish to know more about. Please note – TAS does not make appraisals or verifications. Please do not bring large Collections.

Following the presentation, Posters will be displayed, depicting various ongoing archeological research projects.

Texas Archeological Society

Texas Archeological Society, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666-4616

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