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Welcome to the Travis County Archeological Society.

Please check out our new site at TravisArch.org!

Our next regular meeting will be Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 7pm. We will be meeting in the private dining room at Casa Maria's South Austin location, 4327 S 1st St. #102. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, except June and December. They are free and open to the public. For those who wish to come early, we gather around 5:45 PM for dinner, drinks, and fellowship. We pay for our own meals and for that of the guest speaker. The short business meeting starts at 7:00 PM, followed by the guest speaker's presentation.

The August program featured Margaret Howard, Lead Archeologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, speaking on

  • Archeology After Wildfires.

  • This talk reviews the surveys that Texas Parks & Wildlife archeologists conducted in Bastrop and Buescher State Parks after the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire and the 2015 Hidden Pines Fire. Those severe wildfires were followed by heavy rains, resulting in unusual opportunities and challenges for site identification.

    Among other things, Margaret Howard was Principal Investigator for the 2012 Texas Archeological Society Field School at Devil's River.

    Margaret discusses an excavation unit with TvCAS member Ken Headrick, proabably at the Stallings Ranch.

    If you are in the Austin area on one of our second-Thursday-of-the-month meeting nights, please drop in to see what's going on. Find out more about our monthly meetings on our calendar page.

    You can also join our email list and join our Facebook group.

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