The North Texas Archeological Society (NTAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of archeological research, the preservation of archeological materials and sites, the interpretation and publication of the data pertaining thereto, and educating the general public about archeology.
Professional and avocational archeologists gather monthly for member meetings and throughout the year for excavations, special projects, and events. NTAS is a family friendly organization. All ages and experience levels are welcome!
NTAS offers FREE memberships for students via the Sponsored Student Membership. As members, students and teachers of NTAS also have access to apply for scholarships from the NTAS Memorial Scholarship Fund to help them attend TAS events offered throughout the year.
When: October 1st, from 10:00-4:00
The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host their annual Pioneer Heritage Fest at their Pioneer Log Cabin Park to celebrate Texas Archeology Month. NTAS members will be stationed at the Newberry Cabin, which we excavated from 2016 to 2019. Volunteers to help staff our area are still needed. There will also be music, pioneer demonstrations, other log cabins on display, and activities for the children along with a petting zoo. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Katrina Nuncio, email@example.com.
The Denton County Historical Commission is hosting their first annual “Denton Dig It Archeology Fair”
When: October 1st 9:00-1:00
Where: History Park on Carroll Boulevard in Denton. The fair will be adjoining the Denton Community
Farmers’ Market that occurs every Saturday featuring live music, kids’ activities, food vendors, and, on this weekend, a section dedicated to celebrating TAM and archeology
happening in Denton County. Other participants include the Denton County Office of History and Culture, the City of Denton Preservation Office, and Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC. The fair will feature different exhibits and activities including the TxDOT Bolivar excavations of Tom Cook’s blacksmith shop, a project NTAS has volunteered on in the past. There will be an earth oven demo, a presentation of prehistoric Texas rock art, and a flintknapping demo. In addition, local Scouts have been invited to attend the fair and participate in a mock excavation and a stratigraphy activity. If you would like to volunteer at this event or have any questions please contact Ashley Green by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Speaker: Dr. Catrina Banks Whitley
Topic: BaahKu Archaeological Site
Abstract: The BaahKu Archaeological Site excavations started in the summer of 2010 and has been ongoing every summer since that date. BaahKu, translated as Place of Water, revolutionized the interpretations of lifeways, excavation methods, and survey practices in the Taos Valley and will have ramifications beyond affecting these subjects in the Taos Valley. The site is most unusual, with lifeway practices and artifacts unique not only to the Taos Valley in New Mexico but also to the Northern Rio Grande.
Students and Teachers! NTAS offers scholarships for this event!
The 93rd TAS Annual Meeting and the East Texas Archeological Conference will be a combined event this year. It will be held on the University of Texas Tyler campus in the new Soules College of Business Building.
The co-hosts for this year’s meeting are the North Texas Archeological Society and the Department of Social Sciences at UT Tyler, TX.
Presentations on various archeological interests will be given by avocational, student, and professional archeologist TAS members.
The NTAS Executive Committee is a great bunch of folks with a lot of action happening each month. If you or someone you know is interested to participate behind the scenes - please let us know. For nominations and those interested to serve on the Executive Committee please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee Mr. James Everett at email@example.com
The Texas Archeology Society has released the 2022 and 2023 schedule for their archeology events:
Oct 21-22, 2022
Rock Art Academy
February 25-26, 2023
Archeology 101 Academy
March 24-26, 2023
If interested don't forget to Apply for an NTAS Scholarship!
Established in 2014 to award scholarships while honoring NTAS members who have passed away, this scholarship program is supported entirely through donations from our donors. An applicant for a NTAS Scholarship may apply for one of the following:
TAS Academy Scholarship
TAS Field School
TAS Annual Meeting
Sponsored Student Membership
North Texas Archeological Society
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