2019 Lithics Academy in San Marcos

April 27, 2019
The 2019 Lithics Academy 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.

2019 Rock Art Academy in El Paso

February 16, 2019
The 2019 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 will be held at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology with field sessions at Hueco Tanks State Park on February 16-17,...

Archeobotany Academy

April 28, 2018
The 2018 TAS Archeobotany Academy will be offered in Alpine in the beautiful Big Bend Region of Texas.  The academy will introduce participants to the identification and analysis of botanical remains commonly found in archeological contexts.

Archeology 101 Academy

March 9, 2018
Another exciting 2018 TAS Academy is the Archeology 101 Academy. This academy is to be held at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, located in the town of San Felipe, Texas. This academy provides background information on the archeology of the state and how to identify archeological sites, both pre-European and historic in nature.  Instructions are provided for accurate site recording that...

Spanish Colonial Academy

February 17, 2018
This is a new TAS Academy for 2018, to be offered for San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration! The event will introduce Spanish Colonial archeology to registrants through a series of lectures and instruction with the goal for attendees to take home lessons learned through hands-on activities and a detailed manual about this important period of history.

Ceramics Academy

February 25, 2017
An exciting academy to be held at Fort Richardson State Park in north Texas, this academy will introduce the importance of archeological ceramics in terms of technology, chronology, dating, trade, subsistence, and cultural identity. Definitions and origins of ceramics, decoration and how pottery was embellished, sherd analysis and how pottery is classified and typed, and interpretations...

Lower Pecos Canyonlands Academy

January 14, 2017
Texas State University’s Ancient Southwest Texas Project is offering an opportunity to see and hear the results of their excavations in Eagle Nest Canyon near Langtry.  The project investigated six sites within the canyon (Eagle Cave, Kelley Cave, Skiles Rockshelter, Sayles Adobe, Horse Trail Shelter and Bonfire Shelter) and three on the uplands outside the canyon and provides the most detailed...