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WHO WE ARE

The TAS is a professional and avocational society that engages in and promotes scientific archeological exploration and research, preservation and conservation of archeological materials and sites, and the interpretation and publication of data.

We provide students of all ages the opportunity to take part in research and training through our Academies, Field School, and Annual Meeting.


Upcoming events

    • March 08, 2024
    • March 10, 2024
    • Victoria, Texas
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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.

    Following a series of classroom lectures that introduce basic principles, participants will be in the field working in small groups of ~10 with the instructor to discuss open trench profiles that that have been previously analyzed. Participants can expect to learn a soils-geomorphology approach to interpret a landscape, how geoarcheological analysis can be applied to site excavations, as well as gain an understanding of geoarcheological reports and how best to work with the geoarcheologists for your projects.



    • April 27, 2024
    • April 28, 2024
    • Fort Worth, Texas
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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.


    • June 08, 2024
    • (CDT)
    • June 15, 2024
    • (CDT)
    • Nacogdoches, Texas
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    In 2024, 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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Previous sponsors include: The Brown Foundation, The Clements Foundation, The Hamman FoundationThe Trull Foundation, and The Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation.

Funding for organizational expenses has been provided to Texas Archeological Society from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.




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