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. Students and teachers have access to apply for scholarships from the NTAS Memorial Scholarship Fund to help them attend TAS events offered throughout the year.
“ How Local Volunteers Protect Community Heritage ”
Although there are many professional organizations practicing cultural heritage preservation, there is a
group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to protect their cultural heritage in Texas. For over 38 years, the Texas Archeological Stewardship Network has assisted the Texas Historical Commission (THC)
in bringing public archeology to life in their communities. The Archeology Division of THC is tasked with
maintaining a public archeology program dedicated to preserving and interpreting the vast archeological
landscape of Texas. With less than 15 archeologists at the THC, they rely on stewards spread throughout the state. These highly skilled volunteers bring a wide array of skill sets to the network. Archeology is multidisciplinary by nature, and appeals to history buffs, cemetery guardians, museum docents, high school educators, and master naturalist. Stewards, as trusted members of their communities, assist landowners with identifying archeological sites, abandoned towns, or lost cemeteries. Through collaboration with their county historical commissioners, they identify under told stories and create
roadside markers that keep places from becoming lost to history. Stewards spend an immense amount of time sharing their passion for archeology and history to school children. This multi generational approach personalizes local history and helps students to identify with their past.
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:
Academies and Field School:
Archeology 101 Academy
March 24-26, 2023
TAS Field School
June 10-17, 2023
Find more information on our Calendar and at TAS.
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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