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TAS Archeological Academies

Texas Archeological Society Academies provide learning opportunities in archeology for those interested in more in-depth information on archeological goals and procedures.

Zooarcheology and Osteology Academy

Houston, Texas - Rice University

February 10-11, 2024

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The Zooarcheology and Osteology Academy is a two-day Texas Archeological Society (TAS) Academy that offers an introduction to the identification, analysis and interpretation of archeological animal and human skeletal remains. Classroom and hands-on laboratory sessions will be held in the Archaeology Laboratory of Rice University.

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Geoarcheology Academy

Victoria College and the McNeill Family Ranch

March 8-10, 2024

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The Geoarcheology Academy is a two and a half-day Texas Archeological Society (TAS) 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 at Victoria College and the McNeill Family Ranch.

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Ceramics Academy

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge in North Texas

April 27-28, 2024

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The academy will introduce the importance of archeological ceramics in terms of technology, chronology, dating, trade, subsistence, and cultural identity. Definitions and origins of ceramics technologies, how pottery was decorated, analysis of individual sherds, how pottery is classified or “typed”, and how we interpret these data are aspects of pottery analysis. The Ceramics Academy is back in person and will provide numerous hands-on exercises, including making pots from modern clay, and identifying vessel types, decorative techniques, and firing.

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