26+ Years of Archaeological Progress in Southern Texas
Friends and associates of Dr. Jimmy Mitchell, one of the founders and key members of the STAA, will be saddened to learn of his sudden, unexpected death on December 19, 2000.
To say that he will be missed is an understatement of the greatest magnitude.
Those wishing to remember Dr. Mitchell in a tangible way may donate to the Jimmy L. Mitchell Archaeological Scholarship Fund. Make your check payable to "South Texas Archaeological Association" and mail to:
10010 San Pedro, Suite 440
San Antonio, TX 78216
For more information call Loretta Whitehead (IJOA) at (210) 349-8525.
2nd South Texas Archaeological Fair
on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures
Hemisphere Plaza, downtown San Antonio
co-sponsored by STAA, ITC, and UTSA-CAR
WE HAD ABOUT 1300 VISITORS DESPITE THE COLD, RAINY WEATHER
List of Participants (Organizations & Individuals), click here
here to read the September 2000 STAA Newsletter
Editors - Karen & Mike Fulghum, Lakehills
Annual Awards Photos,
Quarterly Meeting photos July 15th in Victoria,
Medina County Fair, September 16-17, 2000
We met literally hundreds
of new friends
and Tom Hester met many of his new neighbors.
(photos courtesy David Calame of Devine, TX)
More Photos -
1999 & 2000 STAA Field Schools
here for the 1999 report and photos
(Graphics intensive - takes a while to load; Be patient)
2000 Field School VERY SUCCESSFUL!!! - 102
- Dr. Steve Black, Principal Investigator, promises a comprehensive report
so check back here periodically.
here for his Quick Report on the March 2000 Field School - Detailed
Report & photos to follow
The association was established in December 1973 with about 45 members and rapidly grew to a continuing level of about 450 individuals.
The organization has several major objectives:
To develop a coordinated program of site survey and site documentation;
To preserve the archaeological record of the region through a concerted
effort to reach all persons interested in the prehistory of the region;
To initiate problem-oriented research activities which will help
us to better understand the prehistoric inhabitants of this area;
To conduct emergency surveys or salvage archaeology where it is necessary
because of imminent site destruction;
To publish a quarterly journal, newsletters, and special publications
to meet the needs of the membership;
To assist those desiring to learn proper archaeological field and
laboratory techniques; and,
To develop a library for members' use of all the published material dealing with southern Texas. The STAA Library is located at the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Loop 1604, just west of IH-10. Contact CAR for access.
Membership Pledge: All members shall agree to abide by the following statement of ethics:
"I pledge that I will not intentionally violate the terms and conditions of any Texas Antiquities Statutes, as same as now exist, or shall hereafter be amended or enacted, or engage in the practice of buying or selling artifacts for commercial purposes or engage in the willful destruction or distortion of archaeological data or disregard proper archaeological field techniques."
C. K. Chandler
Stewardship of Our Prehistoric & Historic Past
Chair - Karen Fulghum, Lake Hills (830) 612-2855 - email@example.com
ViceChairperson - Jim Mitchell, Converse (210) 658-2440 (h); 349-8525
Secretary - Candy Smith, San Antonio (210) 496-3248 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Lenora Metting, Lakehills -(830) 751-2971- email@example.com
Immediate Past Chairman - Maureen Brown (210) 458-4462, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach - Sue Jensen-Hobbs, Kerrville (830) 896-7495
Programs & Scholarships - Steve Tomka (210) 458-4462, email@example.com
Lab Director - Rick Young (210) 674-7313 (h); 458-4462 (w), firstname.lastname@example.org
Lab Consultant - Connie Gibson (830) 537-4742 (h); (210) 458-4462 (w)
Field Work - Dave Nickels (210) 653-8635 (h); 458-4462 (w), email@example.com
Field School - Don Shirley, San Marcos (512) 353-4540, firstname.lastname@example.org
2000 Field School Archaeologist - Dr. Steve Black, Austin (512) 458-9958 (h) 471-5959 (w)
Hospitality - Jerry Calvert, Schertz (210) 658-8240, email@example.com
Recruiting - Tom Castanos (210) 479-6330); firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership - Roy Banning (210) 561-0244; email@example.com
Publications Sales - Jimmy Mitchell, Converse - firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity - Wilson McKinney, San Antonio
Meeting Registration - Laura Burgess (210)674-7313 (h); 458-4462 (w)
Telephone Network - Tommy Tomesal, San Antonio (210) 408-5593
E-mail Network - Roy Craig (830) 612-2431; email@example.com
Archaeology Fair - Candy Smith (210) 496-3248 - firstname.lastname@example.org
CAR POC - Donna Edmondson - (830) 538-9365, email@example.com
Publicity/PR - Wilson McKinney (210) 490-4308
Photography - Charles Holt (210) 349-8525 (w), firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy Scout Archaeology Badge - Frank Faulkner (210) 641-8212, email@example.com
Information for Authors, Click Here
Vo. 27, No 2
- For Table of Contents
Vol 27, No. 3 is at the printers now......
for Table of Contents
and for a view of the Vol. 27, No 3 cover
Now Available -
$5.00 plus shipping
and handling ($1.50)
For STAA publications order form, click here
Rudy was a long-time STAA member
who permitted scientific analysis of 4 skeletons
recovered from his property
and STAA/THC excavations of several sites.
He will be missed!
UTSA/STAA Archaeology Fair
of Texas Cultures
Saturday October 16, 1999, 10 AM to 4 PM
Tomás Larralde, representing UTSA President Romo, opens the fair.
2300+ Visitors - at least half of them kids!
More Fair photos, click here
25th Celebration T-Shirt Now Available - Contact Roy D. Craig, Lakehills,
at 1 (830) 612-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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