Tuesday, December 19 at the usual time and place (~5:45pm at Casa Chapala). 

No program - just food, fellowship, and song with keyboard and guitars. Bring your instrument and your voice, don your brightest holiday garb, and join us!

Our next regular meeting will be  Tuesday, January 16, 2024.  
Casa Chapala, 9041 Research Blvd. #100 (Hwy 183 and Burnet Rd.)

Our November speaker was Ken Lawrence, M.A., R.P.A. (Principal Investigator/Geoarcheologist/Project Manager, SWCA) speaking on

Geoarchaeology: What's it good for? 

This presentation will briefly discuss some of the history, principles, and applications of geoarchaeology, particularly in the Texas region. The talk will also interweave a few select projects where geoarchaeology has been applied and highlight its benefit and relevance to archeological investigations.

Mr. Lawrence is Principal Investigator-Geoarchaeologist and Project Manager for the Cultural Resources Division in SWCA’s Austin office, specializing in prehistoric archaeology and geoarchaeology. His experience includes over 30 years of cultural resources surveying, recording, monitoring, and excavation throughout Texas and Oklahoma as well as Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Costa Rica. He also has experience in geoarchaeological research and associated laboratory analyses. With extensive writing experience, he has authored and co-authored numerous archaeological reports, geomorphic assessments, and geoarchaeological reports. Ken is also a proud longtime member of the Texas Archeological Society (TAS) and serves on the TAS Academy Committee. He also frequently collaborates with many colleagues in the cultural resources management industry in both professional and advocational efforts and thoroughly enjoys each new adventure and learning opportunity.

Photos courtesy of Ken Lawrence

The next regular meeting will be held on our usual schedule, the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Casa Chapala's Austin location, 9041 Research Blvd., Suite 100 (Hwy 183 and Burnet Rd.) 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.


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Wondering what our programs are like? View the list of speakers and topics we've had since 2006. Or watch a few of our pandemic-era programs on our YouTube channel