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:

Scholarship Fund
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

Saturday, October 7
on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures
Hemisphere Plaza, downtown San Antonio

co-sponsored by STAA, ITC, and UTSA-CAR


List of Participants (Organizations & Individuals), click here

Photos coming.....

Click 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

Click here for the 1999 report and photos
(Graphics intensive - takes a while to load; Be patient)

2000 Field School VERY SUCCESSFUL!!! - 102 Registered Participants
- Dr. Steve Black, Principal Investigator, promises a comprehensive report
so check back here periodically.

Click here for his Quick Report on the March 2000 Field School - Detailed Report & photos to follow

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."
click here for
membership form

C. K. Chandler

Stewardship of Our Prehistoric & Historic Past

2000 STAA Officers and Staff

Chair - Karen Fulghum, Lake Hills (830) 612-2855 - baytree@a-omega.net

 ViceChairperson - Jim Mitchell, Converse (210) 658-2440 (h); 349-8525 (w), jimmyl@texas.net
or mitchell@mail.ijoa.org

 Secretary - Candy Smith, San Antonio  (210) 496-3248 - csmith6136@aol.com

 Treasurer - Lenora Metting, Lakehills -(830) 751-2971- lenoram@wireweb.net

Immediate Past Chairman - Maureen Brown  (210) 458-4462, maureenb@tisd.net

2000 Committee Chairpersons

Discovery & Documentation - C. K. Chandler, San Antonio
Curt Harrell, San Antonio - zenkigyo@texas.net

Outreach - Sue Jensen-Hobbs, Kerrville (830) 896-7495

Programs & Scholarships - Steve Tomka (210) 458-4462, stomka@lonestar.utsa.edu

Lab Director - Rick Young (210) 674-7313 (h); 458-4462 (w), eagle101@flash.net
Lab Consultant - Connie Gibson (830) 537-4742 (h); (210) 458-4462 (w)

Field Work - Dave Nickels (210) 653-8635 (h); 458-4462 (w), dnickels@lonestar.utsa.edu

 Field School - Don Shirley, San Marcos  (512) 353-4540, donshirl@sanmarcos.net
2000 Field School Archaeologist - Dr. Steve Black, Austin (512) 458-9958 (h) 471-5959 (w)

 Hospitality - Jerry Calvert, Schertz (210) 658-8240, djcaltx@swbell.net

 Recruiting - Tom Castanos (210) 479-6330); dugbonz@aol.com

Membership - Roy Banning (210) 561-0244; royb@swlegal.com

 Publications Sales - Jimmy Mitchell, Converse - jimmyl@texas.net

 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; fossil@texas.net

Archaeology Fair - Candy Smith (210) 496-3248 - csmith6136@aol.com
CAR POC - Donna Edmondson - (830) 538-9365, dedmonds@lonestar.utsa.edu

Publicity/PR - Wilson McKinney (210) 490-4308

Photography - Charles Holt (210) 349-8525 (w), cholt@mail.ijoa.org

Boy Scout Archaeology Badge - Frank Faulkner (210) 641-8212, faulknerfl@earthlink.net

La Tierra

STAA's quarterly journal

Editor - Shirley Van der Veer, San Antonio - shirleyvan@worldnet.att.net
Van Van der Veer, San Antonio - vanshirley@worldnet.att.net
Staff Artist - Richard McReynolds, San Antonio
Columnist - Dr. Thomas R. Hester, University of Texas at Austin,
and Director, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory

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

 Special Publications

Jimmy L. Mitchell, Converse

Now Available

$5.00 plus shipping and handling ($1.50)

For STAA publications order form, click here

For an index of back issues of La Tierra, click here

Links to some interesting and relevant internet pages, click 

In Memorium

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!



 Click here for membership information and form

UTSA/STAA Archaeology Fair

Institute 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

STAA 25th Celebration T-Shirt Now Available - Contact Roy D. Craig, Lakehills, TX
at 1 (830) 612-2431 or fossil@texas.net

STAA now has it's own internet domain:


The new STAA webservice provided by

Cajun Brothers Techology
10843 Gulfdale, Suite 130
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 348-6886

visit them at: www.cajunbro.com

e-mail to: jimmyl@texas.net

Updated November 27, 2000

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