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 94th Annual Meeting

Texas Archeological Society

October 6 - 8, 2023

San Marcos, Texas

Registration is STILL open for this year's Annual Meeting!


The ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM is here! Click on the program image to view or download the PDF.


Holiday Inn Express

900 Barnes Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Room rate is $139/night 

A block of 35 additional rooms has been secured at the Holiday Inn Express, which is directly across I-35 from Embassy Suites. The room rate is $139. Direct phone# (512) 392 6355 code TRC

Banquet Speaker

Dr. Ashley Lemke

Dr. Ashley Lemke is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas in Arlington and former Chair of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology ( She is a leading researcher on the archaeology of hunter-gatherers. She has worked extensively on both terrestrial and underwater archaeological projects from the Lower Paleolithic in Europe to 19th-century Nunamiut archaeological sites in the Arctic. She is an expert on submerged ancient sites in the Americas and has researched such sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, and Atlantic Ocean. She led projects on terrestrial sites in Texas and has worked at sites across North America and Europe, including Romania, Germany, and Spain.

Dr. Lemke received a PHD in Anthropology in 2016, and an MA in Anthropology in 2010, from the University of Michigan. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2008 with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Classical Civilization. One of her more recent publications is The Architecture of Hunting: The Built Environment of Hunter-Gatherers and Its Impact on Mobility, Property, Leadership, and Labor, published by Texas A&M University Press in 2022.

 Public Forum Speaker

Doug Boyd

Doug Boyd was raised in the small town of Tulia in the Texas Panhandle. He received a BA degree in General Studies-Archeology from West Texas State University in 1983 and an MA degree in Anthropology from Texas A&M University in 1986. While his career has taken him all across Texas and beyond, the prehistory of the Tex-as Panhandle remains his passion. He has published more than 150 CRM reports and articles for books, pro-fessional journals, and popular magazines.

One of his more recent books is a collaboration with John Erickson, Porch Talk: A Conversation About Ar-chaeology in the Texas Panhandle. He received the TAS Fellow award in 2022 in recognition of the 20 plus years he has served as the Youth Program Director at Field School. 

2023 Annual Meeting Committee

Gen Freix - Member, Web Liaison

Elizabeth Coon-Nguyen - Immediate Past President -

2023  Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee

Nick Morgan - Chairman -

Marybeth Tonka - Registrar -

Robin Matthews - Treasurer -

Carolyn Spock - Program and Papers Co-Chair -

Becky Shelton - Program and Papers Co-Chair -

Christine Gauger - Program and Papers Co-Chair -

Vicky Roberts - Student Liaison -

Pat Mercado-Allinger - Silent Auction -

Leslie Bush - Book Room -

Cristin Embree - Publicity -

2022 Texas Archeological Society

93rd Annual Meeting Photo Review

Texas Archeological Society Presidents 

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