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Activities of the Texas Archeological Society



Field School

Each summer, the Texas Archeological Society (TAS) sponsors an archeological field school to provide training in archeological techniques. During the week-long event, there are many fun activities and learning opportunities for all ages, including excavation techniques, survey methods, a youth program, and special training for newcomers and teachers. Each year, the field school offers a chance to visit a different part of Texas and learn about the early people who lived within that regional environment. Occasionally, the field school will be held two years in the same location. During the week of field school, new friendships are forged, others are renewed, and our collective work makes important contributions to the archeological and historical record.

Information for Upcoming Field School


Archeology Academies

Texas Archeology Academy provides learning opportunities in archeology for those interested in more in-depth information on archeological goals and procedures. Academies are open to all current TAS members and do not require prior experience. Workshops are intended for inexperienced and experienced avocational and professional archeologists, undergraduate and graduate students, and educators. TAS is a provider of professional development and accredited through SBEC. A number of scholarship opportunities are also available.

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Annual Meeting

Each year since 1929, the Society has held an annual meeting in the fall. The format for the get-together usually includes a public session on Friday evening, research papers on Saturday, a banquet with a nationally prominent speaker, and tours on Sunday.

Annual Meeting scholarships are available from the Multicultural Program. See background about these scholarships here. Information specific to the Diversity Program Scholarships, overseen by the Diversity Program Subcommittee, may be found here. Information specific to the Collegiate Scholarships, overseen by the Collegiate Scholarship Subcommittee, may be found here. PDF and online versions of the application forms are available on the website.

Current Meeting Information



Board Meetings

The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee meet four times a year to discuss business operations, finances, membership concerns, and other matters of the Society. Members are welcome to attend Board Meetings to learn more about current and future programs.

Current Year Meeting Schedule



TAS Annual Meeting 2021

This year’s Annual Meeting  will be held October 22 - 23, 2021.

This meeting will be held virtually Friday afternon and evening, October 22 and all day Saturday, October 23, via Zoom and Youtube Livestream!

See all the information on event's page here

Upcoming Events

    • March 04, 2022
    • March 07, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Victoria College, Victoria, Texas and McNeill Family Ranch
    Register

    The advanced Geoarcheology 201 Academy is a two-day Texas Archeology 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 twice at Victoria College and the McNeill Family Ranch.

    More information about this academy can be found on the Academies page or by clicking here: Geoarcheology 201 Academy

    • April 23, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • April 24, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, Austin
    • 38
    Register

    The 2022 Lithics Academy: Reading Stone Artifacts is a two-day Texas Archeology Academy to learn how to recognize stone artifacts, how they are produced, and interpreting stone artifacts and patterns in the archeological record. Classroom sessions for the Academy will be held at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin on April 23-24, 2022.

    Join archeologists to learn about Texas history and prehistory as revealed through archeological investigations. The course will include a brief overview of stone tools, why stone artifacts are important, how they are produced and used, and how stone tools contribute to the archeological record. The academy will include a review of raw stone materials and how they were used.

    Participants will engage in exercises designed to record information about stone artifacts. These exercises include sorting, classifying, measuring, and information recording as part of stone tool analysis. Mr. Chris Ringstaff, experimental archeologist at the Texas Department of Transportation, will lead the workshop. Dr. Robert Lassen of AmaTerra Environmental Consultants and Mr. Sergio Ayala of the Gault School of Archaeological Research will be co-instructors.

October 22, 2021 92nd Annual Meeting of the Texas Archeological Society
April 01, 2021 Spring Gala
February 20, 2021 Spring Academies

Past Events Reports

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