Texas Heritage, Volume 18, Number 4, Fall 2000 Page: 5
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Texas Archeological Society
The June morning dawned cool and bright on Alamito
Creek as over 350 TAS volunteers sipped warm coffee
and prepared for another day. They sought to understand
the generations of Texans that lived here before
us. The prior residents stretch from yesterday to the
hazy, distant past of the earliest humans in North America.
From a 1920's era railroad camp littered with tin cups,
hair pins and porcelain plates to a way-station on the
Chihuahua Trail, from enigmatic petroglyphs painted by
late hunter-gatherers to paleo-Indian midans Alamito Creek
yielded its secrets.
Each June the Texas Archeology Society hosts a Field
School at an important archeological site in Texas. Professionals
work elbow to elbow with amateurs to learn
together, to uncover the historical textbook hidden under
our feet and share a passion for the search and the
For information on the 2001 Field School call the TAS
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Fort St. Louis, the exciting and history making excavation
of La Salle's ill-fated settlement on Lavaca Bay, will
be the topic of a Public Forum on Friday, October 27.
The opening night of the Texas Archeological Society's
Texas Archeological Society
CAR/UTSA 6900 North Loop 1604 San Antonio, Tx 78249-0658
Individual Membership (includes societies and institutions)
Family (head of household and dependents)
Students (grade school through college/university)
Annual Meeting will be devoted to slides and a presentation
by Texas Historical Commission Archeologist and
project supervisor, Mike Davis. Cannons and artifacts
from the long-lost French colony will be on display.
The Public Forum will begin at 7:00 pm at the South
Shore Harbor Resort in League City. For directions call
Members of the Texas Archeological Society have a
wide range of benefits to meet almost any interest.
The Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society is one
of the most respected journals on southwestern history
and archeology in the country. TAS publishes a
quarterly newsletter focusing on news on upcoming
events, new findings, the people of Texas archeology
and association news. TAS members are eligible for
book discounts. Most importantly, membership opens
the door to the TAS Field School, the largest and most
significant event of its kind in the state.
Next summer the Texas Archeological Field School
will be in Bell County at the famous Gault Site. Results
to date indicate that challenges to current visions
of Texas pre-history are forthcoming. Only TAS Members
will be permitted to attend. Complete and return
the application below to open the door to an unforgettable
experience in Texas history.
Name(s): (Family memberships give names & ages of children)
Completion of this membership form and payment of dues indicates the new member's agreement with the goals an d mission of the Texas Archeological Society.
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