Heritage, Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1992 Page: 4
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FROM THE EDITOR
April 11-17 was proclaimed Archaeology
Awareness Week in Texas.
The purpose of Archaeology Awareness
Week is to coordinate efforts to
heighten public awareness of the range
of Texas' archaeological resources and
the need to protect them because of
their fragile nature.
The Texas Historical Foundation,
which is the only statewide organization
dedicated to private funding for
the preservation of historic Texas
structures, archives, photography, and
archaeological artifacts joins in that L
celebration by devoting this issue of
HERITAGE to archaeology. Inside
you will find articles relating to current archaeological studies
and research now being conducted in the state. You will have the
opportunity to learn about the ancient cultures of the Alabama
and Coushatta Indians, and the diets of the prehistoric Texans.
You will discover, too, that archaeology is more than just the
search for traces of prehistoric cultures or long-forgotten cultures,
and that archaeological treasures may be just beneath your feet
under city sidewalks, as explained in the story dealing with urban
archaeology in downtown Austin. And if all of this information
gives you the urge to get your hands dirty, there is an article
explaining how you can become involved in the archaeological
research that is being conducted in Texas by joining with
professionals and amateurs participating in archaeological digs
across the state.
As is always the case, the authors in this issue were given certain
restrictions regarding the length of their articles. It is important to
note that in some instances, they were reporting on archaeological
research that is in progress or on-going. This
made the restriction on the length of the
article a difficult (and sometimes confining)
task for some. Because of this fact, I would like
to encourage readers who might be interested
in the articles in this issue to call upon the
authors for more detailed information regarding
their projects. I know that they would
welcome your questions.
Let me further suggest that those of you
who want even more information regarding
what is happening in the field of archaeology
in the state of Texas call the Texas Historical
--------__ iCommission in Austin at (512) 463-6090 or
the Texas Archaeological Society in San
Antonio at (512) 691-4393.
As I have said before, one of the great joys of editing this
publication is that I get to learn about so many interesting people
and places. This issue was a particularly interesting one for me, and
I got the chance to work with some wonderful folks. Thanks to R.
Ben Brown, Shirley Caldwell, Ada Gonzalez-Peterson, Jeff
Huebner, Donnie Lucas, Randy Moir, John Peterson, Tim Perttula,
Pam Wheat, and Brenda and Jim Whorton.
I'd like very much to hear from the rest of you.
For more information on Board service, please call (512) 453-2154.
Public Service For Texas Heritage
THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
A non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation requests applications and nominations for
There are currently a few openings on the Board of Directors of the Texas Historical Foundation. The Board is seeking to recruit new
members who will reflect the full range of historical, preservation, and archaeological interests that the Foundation has traditionally
supported. It is also important that the Board represent the different geographical areas of the state. At present we are seeking to increase
representation from West Texas and encourage applications from that area. Please send cover letter and curriculum vita to:
Elizabeth Susser, President,
Texas Historical Foundation
P.O. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763
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