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.
NTAS plans to donate $250 to Texas Beyond History (TBH https://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/)
To become a partner in supporting the long-term success of this extremely valuable resource. We are soliciting matching donations from NTAS members to add to this $250 donation to TBH.
All member donations received by November 30, 2022 will be added to the $250 NTAS donation and then sent to TBH as part of the overall NTAS partnership donation.
Please donate to the General Fund using the NTAS donation page by clicking the button below.
Contact the NTAS Treasurer Ms. Gwen Durrant with questions about this donation firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Speaker: Bonnie Reynolds
Topic: Re-examining the Toyah Paradox
Abstract: As an archaeologist, I have the unique opportunity to tell the stories that have been left out of our history
books but can still be inferred from objects people left behind. The modern Texan identity is undeniably
shaped by Spanish colonial influences – from the food we eat to our most-visited landmark, the Alamo. But
this narrative rarely acknowledges that when the first Spanish explorers arrived at the northern boundary of
New Spain, they found the landscape already occupied by indigenous peoples who had complex social,
political, and trade networks. With the result that we lose all the complicated details that add up to make
Texas so unique, and the descendants of the indigenous populations lose that connection to their heritage. My
dissertation uses new photography and image processing technologies to identify the small changes in
arrowhead shape that occur across Texas with the assumption that the more time craftsmen spend together,
the more their art starts to look the same and vice versa. This allows me to reconstruct the social networks
into which the Spanish were inserting themselves.
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). *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
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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