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-largeHill Country Archeological Association (HCAA) is a group of avocational and professional archeologists from the counties shown on the left.

The 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.

Our Goal is to learn as much about the ancient civilizations which preceded ours. To accomplish this more effectively, we cultivate public interest in, and knowledge about, the history and prehistory of this area. As of March 2013, membership is made up of avocational and professional archeologists, as well as folks who are just interested in local archeology. Learn more about who we are and what we do.

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