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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

    • February 25, 2023
    • February 26, 2023
    • El Paso Museum of Archaeology and Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site
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    The 2023 Rock Art Academy is a two-day Texas Archeology Academy that explores regional rock art archeological sites, Mogollon archeological sites, and how investigators use this information to interpret the human and natural histories of an area. Classroom sessions for the Academy is tentatively scheduled to be held at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology with the field session at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site on February 25-26, 2023.

    • March 24, 2023
    • March 26, 2023
    • Legacy Plaza Pavillion, Goldthwaite, Texas
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    The 2023 TAS Archeology 101 Academy provides background information on the archeology of the state of Texas and how to identify archeological sites, both pre-European and historic in nature. Instructions are provided for accurate site recording that allows archeologists to assess the importance and significance of a site or sites and contribute to the synthesis of the state’s cultural heritage. Classroom sessions for this academy will be held at the Legacy Plaza Pavilion, in downtown Goldthwaite, Texas. With the hands-on field component held Sunday March 26, 2023 just outside Goldthwaite at the Clovis Field site on the Barnett Ranch.

    • June 10, 2023
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    • June 17, 2023
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    • Nacogdoches, Texas
    In 2023, the Texas Archeological Society (TAS) invites all current and future members to attend our annual summer field school in Nacogdoches, Texas. The week-long program offers activities and learning opportunities for all ages and experience levels, including excavation techniques, survey and laboratory methods, and special training for newcomers and teachers. The TAS website contains detailed information about what to expect at field school and specifics about this year’s archeological goals.

    Please note that by registering you are indicating a willingness to sign a legal release for the event. The required legal release is available for your review here.

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