Travis County Archeological Society

Our next regular meeting will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019 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.

The February program will feature Andy Malof (Lower Colorado River Authority) on

Snails in Archeology!!

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


March 19: Regular meeting with speaker Harry J. Shafer, Ph.D. (Renowned Texas Archeologist) on The Classic Mimbres Mogollon Culture at the NAN Ranch Ruin: Known Facts and New Findings

This presentation is about the findings from several decades of research at the Classic Mimbres NAN Ranch Ruin in southwest New Mexico. The Classic Mimbres culture rose out of the regional Mogollon tradition and flourished for about A.D 940 to 1040. The Mimbres River valley had one of the highest populations in the American Southwest at that time. They left an artistic legacy of painted pottery and an architectural tradition that mimicked their layered universe cosmology. Questions have been raised as to who where the Mimbres people and where did they go? New findings have shed some light on these and other issues such as where the pottery was being made and its implications, explaining their unique mortuary tradition, recent evidence of brewing, and more.