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.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Brendon Asher
Topic: Blackwater Draw Then and Now. 90+ years of Professional Archaeological Exploration at the Clovis Type-Site
Abstract: Blackwater Draw Locality No. 1, the Clovis Type-Site, was first investigated by professional archaeologists over 90 years ago. Since that time, numerous excavations have been conducted by different institutions (including several from Texas), the results of which have shaped our current understandings of past human behavior in the Southern High Plains region. This presentation reviews the rich history of archaeological research and excavations at the site since 1929 and highlights significant discoveries and contributions to the field of archaeology. As a National Landmark maintained by Eastern New Mexico University, the site and museum today strive to foster public outreach and education. Ongoing excavation projects and continued research as well as the difficulties associated with maintaining an open excavation for public display are discussed. Plans for future interactive exhibits and public outreach opportunities are noted.
The inaugural volume contains the long-awaited report on the Pate Site (41PR22), which was excavated by NTAS (then TCAS).
A digital copy will be available to all current NTAS members via a new members-only section of the NTAS website. Click the journal button bellow and set up an account using the email that is on file with the society. You will then have instant access to this volume. If you are a 2022 member in good standing and are interested in a free, paper copy, please contact the Publications Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 19th, 2022.
To help NTAS avoid unnecessary postage costs, please plan on picking up your paper copy at an in-person monthly meeting in early 2023. After October 19th, the volume will be available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Call for Papers
NTAS is now looking for articles to fill the 2023 Volume. Please consider submitting an article about your North Texas research, fieldwork, or other related topics*. Help spread the word about this new publication to those in the archaeological community who might want to obtain a copy or submit an article. For submissions and inquiries regarding the journal, please contact Molly Hall (email@example.com). *The lead author must be an NTAS member in good standing for the 2023 calendar year.
The Texas Archeology Society has released the 2022 and 2023 schedule for their archeology events:
Rock Art Academy
February 25-26, 2023
Archeology 101 Academy
March 24-26, 2023
TAS Field School
June 10-17, 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
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