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Our next regular meeting will be Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 7pm. We do not meet in June as so many of our members attend the Texas Archeological Society Field School.

We currently meet in the private dining room at Casa Maria's South Austin location4327 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.

Wondering what our programs are like? View the list of speakers and topics we've had since 2006


President Nick Morgan (right) presents Elton Prewitt with Honorary Membership in the Travis County Archeological Society at the March 8, 2018 meeting.   
  












Most recent program: May 10th 

Caitlin Gulihur, Project Archeologist at Terraconspoke on: 

Rockshelters and Settlement Patterns in Eastern Brewster County, Texas

In 2014, roughly 1,000 acres of land were surveyed in eastern Brewster County, Texas to determine how rockshelters might affect prehistoric settlement patterns. As fixed geological resources, rockshelters attracted prehistoric populations, and this study was undertaken to determine how locations of prehistoric open sites – lithic procurement sites, lithic scatters, and open campsites – might be influenced by the presence or absence of rockshelters. The information gained from this study was then compared to a nearby survey of Bear Creek, where William Marmaduke recorded 111 prehistoric sites in the 1970s. This presentation focuses on the 2014 survey methods, as well as the analysis methods used to determine how rockshelters might have affected the prehistoric settlement patterns of the Big Bend region of Texas.

 



Photos courtesy of Caitlin Gulihur.

Biography
Caitlin Gulihur graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Classical Archaeology. She graduated from Texas State University with a Master’s degree in Anthropology in 2016. While at Texas State, she worked at the Center for Archaeological Studies, focusing on the curation of artifacts and records from archaeological projects. Her Master’s thesis focused on how rockshelters affect settlement patterns in eastern Brewster County. Caitlin currently works for Terracon Consultants, Inc., as a project archaeologist in their Austin office.  





Upcoming

June 14: No meeting. TAS investigations at Camp Wood
July 12: Members' Field School Presentations


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