HCAA GENERAL MEETING, November 19, 2016, 12:30pm
Lecture Title: BEYOND BASIC ARCHEOLOGY TRAINING
Speakers: Steve Stoutamire and other Hill Country Archeology Association Principal Investigators will review current and recent HCAA archeological site work
Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028
Steve will describe the training programs which the HCAA has for its members. He will also focus on the advanced training that members can receive in order to qualify as “principal archeologists” to be leaders for archeology field and lab work. Several HCAA members currently in the “PA” training program will present brief highlights of their training as well as the sites they have been assigned to work on.
Steve Stoutamire is a retired petroleum geologist with an MS in geology from Texas Tech University and a BA in Anthropology/ Archeology from Florida State University. Since retirement in 2007 he has devoted much of his time to the archeology of the hill country of Texas through both site work and public education of professional archeology standards and topics. He is a member, and past president, of the Hill Country Archeology Association (HCAA), member of the Texas Archeology Society and serves as a Texas Archeology Steward for the Texas Historical commission.
NEWS FROM HCAA FIELDWORK
Kemosabe Project – February 2016
Even cold, windy conditions at Kemosabe can’t stop the progress!!
Operations are continuing at the Kemosabe project. To date over 30 square meters of excavation units have been opened there as well as four back hoe trenches and 92 auger hole tests. Over 12 separate forms of diagnostic dart or arrow points found thus far date the site from lower early archaic to late pre-historic. The latest excavations have revealed several separate hearth features. These and others yet to be found will be examined for charcoal samples to use in radio carbon dating the stratigraphy/occupation surfaces. Select soil samples associated with the hearths are also being collected for flotation analysis to identify plants processed and eaten at the site.
Please come join in the fun and discoveries at this large prehistoric site complex! The HCAA crew is working in the lab and/or field weekly. Contact Kay Woodward or Steve Stoutamire for more information.
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