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93rd Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting

in conjunction with the

East Texas Archeological Conference

October 21 - 23, 2022 Tyler, Texas


2022 TAS Annual Meeting Program

The 93rd TAS Annual Meeting and the East Texas Archeological Conference will be a combined event this year. We will meet on the University of Texas Tyler campus in the new Soules College of Business Building. The meeting dates are October 21 – 23, 2022.

The co-hosts for this year’s meeting are the North Texas Archeological Society and the Department of Social Sciences, University of Texas at Tyler, TX. The Program Co-Chairs are Dr. Thomas Guderjan and Dr. E. Cory Sills of the  University of Texas at Tyler.

Deadline to register for meals is September 25th. Registration rates increase after September 20th.

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting and

 East Texas Archeological Conference

Friday, October 21

8:00AM – 6:00PM Registration COB Atrium

8:00AM – 5:00PM Silent Auction/Book/Exhibit Room/Poster COB 112

9:00AM – 2:00PM CTA meeting COB 180

1:00PM - 5:00PM Concurrent Sessions COB 103

COB 111

1:00PM – 2:00PM Stewards Meeting COB 180

2:30PM – 3:30PM TAS Executive Committee Meeting COB 227

3:30PM – 5:00PM TAS BOD Meeting COB 214

7:00PM – 8:30PM Public Forum COB 180

8:30PM – 9:00PM Artifact Identification TBA

8:30PM – 10:30PM CTA Careers in Archeology COB Atrium

Saturday, October 22

7:00AM – 1:00PM Registration COB Atrium

8:00AM – 3:15PM Silent Auction/Book & Exhibit Room COB 112

8:00AM – 4:00PM Concurrent Sessions COB 103

COB 111

COB 214

COB 227

8:00AM – 4:00PM Poster Session COB 112

12:00PM –2:00PM Luncheon and TAS Business Meeting COB 180

3:45PM – 4:15PM Check out and Pick up Silent Auction COB 112

6:00PM – 8:00PM Cash Bar Social OAC Lobby

7:00PM – 9:45PM Banquet & Speaker OAC Ballroom

Sunday, October 23

8:00AM – 9:00AM TAS Executive Committee Meeting COB 103

9:00AM – 10:30AM TAS Board Orientation COB 103

10:00AM – 3:00PM Field Trip to Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

1:00-2:00PM Director’s Tour-Discovery Science Place


Banquet Speaker

Dr. Rolfe Mandel

Dr. Rolfe Mandel received a B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Special Studies from KU with a focus on Quaternary research. Currently he is Director of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) and the State Geologist of Kansas. 

He has spent over 40 years working with archeologists on projects throughout the United States and eastern Mediterranean, focusing on the effects of geologic processes on the archaeological record.  

Much of his recent research has involved the use of geoscientific methods to search for the earliest evidence of humans in the Big Bend region of Texas, Central Great Plains, Midwest, and the Canadian Yukon.

Dr. Mandel has received many awards and distinctions for his research and teaching at the University of Kansas.  The Geological Society of America recognized his achievements with two prestigious awards: the George Rapp Award for outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of archaeological geology, and the 2010 Kirk Bryan Award for Excellence. 

We are pleased to have Dr. Rolfe as our Banquet Speaker for this year’s TAS Annual Meeting.   

Public Forum Speaker

Bobby Gonzalez

The Friday night Public Forum Speaker will be Bobby Gonzalez, Chairman of the Caddo Nation and a trained archeologist.

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting Hotels

Since we are not convening at a hotel for the Annual Meeting and booking a block of rooms the Local Arrangements Committee has negotiated room rates at three Tyler hotels.  More information about hotels and the local area can be found on the Local and Hotel Information page.

Silent Auction

Volunteers are currently working on organizing this year's silent auction. We will update you as details become available.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the silent auction, if you would like to donate, or if you have any questions, please contact Gen Freix am-auction@txarch.org

2022 Annual Meeting Committee

TAS Annual Meeting Chair: Chris Meis

President: Elizabeth Coon-Nguyen 

President Elect: Tamra Walter

 TAS Annual Meeting Organizer and Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) Chair

Thank you to the following sponsors

UT Tyler Department of Social Sciences

Texas Archeological Society



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