We are an all volunteer organization that works with local landowners to investigate and record prehistoric and historic archeological sites on their property; and with local organizations, schools and colleges to teach about the archeology of the area. We also provide a venue for the students and general public to become involved with studying and recording the remains of those who came before us.

D40IMG_4862 Mechler Ceremony1 “State Archeological Landmark Ceremony establishing a Texas Historical Commission Landmark for a prehistoric Indian occupational site with an earth & hot rock oven feature (i.e., a Burned Rock Midden), 41BN201, on a ranch in Bandera County, January 29,2012.”


HCAA_area_covered-largeThe Mission of HCAA is to survey and record details about archeologically significant sites before they are lost to collectors and the rapidly increasing development of the Hill Country. Also to preserve the Texas Hill Country’s prehistoric and historic heritage, and to educate the public about archeology and the history of this region. Archeology is the scientific study of the material remains of prehistoric and historic human activities such as structures, weapons, tools, and art.

Hill Country Archeological Association (HCAA) is a group of avocational and professional archeologists working primarily in the counties shown on the left. Learn more about who we are and what we do.


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“Archeology is Anthropology or it is Nothing”

Gordon Willey & Philip Phillips (1958)


The Hill Country Archeological Association is a non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.