Travis County Archeological Society

Our next regular meeting will be Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7pm in the private dining room at Cafe Express, 3418 N Lamar Blvd. 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. We pay for our own meals and request a $3 donation for room rental and the guest speaker's meal. The short business meeting starts at 7:00 PM, followed by the guest speaker's presentation.

The September speaker will be

Drew Sitters, Archeologist, Texas Historical Commission

Jowell Knives of East Texas

Photo courtesy of Drew Sitters

Jowell knives are a rare lithic stone tool found among historic Caddo burials in East Texas. With only three known sites producing such artifacts, there is little known about their use within Caddoan society. Ongoing research aims to explore their function and reevaluate their classification as knives.

Drew Sitters received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Texas State University in 2007. Shortly after graduating, Drew began working at the Center for Archeological Studies. Three years later, he left Texas to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Wyoming. Following graduation in 2012, Drew returned to Texas where he served as Project Archaeologist at AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. He recently accepted a position at the Texas Historical Commission as the West Texas Regional Archeologist and Reviewer. Drew has worked on a variety of projects ranging from reconnaissance survey to data recovery in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah, New Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Wyoming, and France. His interests range from lithic technology to remote sensing. In his new position at the THC, Drew is committed to bettering Texas CRM through improved field methodologies and reporting.


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


Upcoming

October 20: TARL Archeology Fair (Pickle Campus, Austin)

October 26-28: Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting (Menger Hotel, San Antonio)

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