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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

    • April 27, 2024
    • April 28, 2024
    • Fort Worth, Texas
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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
    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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Texas Archeological Society, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666-4616

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