Our next meeting will be September 21, 2021 via Zoom.
The September program will feature
Margaret Howard Melton (Texas Parks and Wildlife, Retired), speaking on
Excavations at Wild Turkey Midden, Mills County, Texas.
A Zoom link will be sent via the TvCAS email list the Sunday before the meeting. The Zoom room will open at 6:30 for social time prior to a brief business meeting and the program.
Wild Turkey Midden - Crew Photo and Site Profile
(Photos courtesy of Margaret Howard Melon)
Margaret Howard Melton Biography: I graduated from the University of Texas in 1983, and have made my home in Austin for over 40 years. I learned about Texas archeology during 12 years working for Prewitt and Associates, Inc. and 2 years in the National Register Department of the Texas Historical Commission. From 1994 to 2017 I led the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Archeology Survey Team, and studied some of the most beautiful and significant places in Texas. I have served as president of the Texas Archeological Society and the Council of Texas Archeologists, and was TCAS treasurer in 1986-1987. I worked to increase diversity in the Texas Archeological Society Field School through the Native American scholarship program. In retirement my interests have turned to ballroom dance and glass art.
List of Wild Turkey Midden Crew Members, 1983-1992, provided by Margaret Howard Melton. Click the arrow in the upper right corner to open the .pdf document in a new tab.
When conditions allow, the next regular meeting will be held on our usual schedule, the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Santa Rita Cantina's central location, 1206 W 38th St (26 Doors shopping center). Meetings are held on the third Tuesday 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. The short business meeting starts at 7:00 PM, followed by the guest speaker's presentation.