Community Event – Hunters Night Out, Fort Martin Scott, Nov 25, 2017
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On the night of November 25th from 5 pm to 8 pm, the Fort will be alive with free music, brats, beer, beans, campfire cooking, fun, and prizes. Starting at 6:30 they will begin drawing for bucket raffles and door … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, November 18, 2017
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Doors open at 12:30 pm with refreshments. Lecture begins at 1:00 pm. Speaker: Kat Brown, Associate Professor, UTSA, Anthropology Department   Lecture Title: The Chamber of Secrets at Xunantunich, Belize: Investigating Ancient Maya Sages  Abstract:  Although ancient Maya graffiti has … Read More

Frontier Days, October 20 & 21, 2017 Grand Success!
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COMMUNITY NEWS​ ​ Frontier Days, October 20 & 21, Grand Success! Here are some pics of HCAA’s participation in this awesome annual event! There were two days of continuous Living History featuring Military, Frontier Lawmen, Native Americans and Civilians representing … Read More

Frontier Days, Fort Martin Scott, October 20 & 21, 2017
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​ Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Two days of continuous Living History featuring Military, Frontier Lawmen, Native Americans and Civilians representing the fort’s active time period with … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, September 16, 2017
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Doors open at 12:30 pm with refreshments. Lecture begins at 1:00 pm. Speaker: Eric Schroeder, BA, MA, MS, Anthropology, Archeology, Geography Lecture Title: AN INVESTIGATION INTO LATE PREHISTORIC TRADE FAIR SITES IN TEXAS Abstract: Archeologists have used the term, “trade … Read More

Texas Archeology Society Bulletins donated to HCAA!
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Another generous donation has been received by the HCAA from Mr. Marvin Glasgow.  Mr. Glasgow delivered hard copies of annual bulletins for the Texas Archeology Society covering over the last 30 years. These valuable publications will be used by the … Read More

K-12 Summer Institute Symposium (2017), sponsored by Texas A&M University
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The HCAA recently took part in a symposium for Texas elementary and high school teachers held in Kerrville the week of July 24th. This event is sponsored by Texas A & M University and is called The K-12 Summer Institute. … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, July 15, 2017
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Doors open at 12:30 pm with refreshments. Lecture begins at 1:00 pm. Speaker: Dr. Christopher Lintz, Ph.D. Lecture Title: HAULING ROCKS AND FIRED CLAY: LATE PREHISTORIC INTERACTIONS AROUND AND BEYOND THE ALIBATES QUARRIES IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE Abstract: Two of … Read More

Lithic Collection Donated to HCAA
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“A very generous donation was recently made to the HCAA by Mr. Marvin Glasgow of Willow Park, Texas. His lithic collection included diagnostic dart and arrow points covering Early Archaic through Late Prehistoric time periods as well as numerous tools … Read More

HCAA General Meeting, May 20, 2017
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Doors open at 12:30 pm with refreshments. Lecture begins at 1:00 pm. Speaker: Dr. Thomas R. Hester, PhD Lecture Title: OBSIDIAN AT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN TEXAS; THEIR GEOLOGICAL SOURCES AND  CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS Abstract: Since 1970, the Texas Obsidian … Read More

TIME TO RENEW YOUR HCAA MEMBERSHIP
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To all our HCAA members : Thank you for your interest and continued support of the Hill Country Archeological Association. It time to renew! HCAA is a non-profit volunteer organization of professional and avocational archeologists serving seven counties: Kerr, Kimble, … Read More

Community Event: Celebrate Texas at Fort Martin Scott, April 28
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Dates: April 28-29, 2017, 10-4 pm Location: 1606 E. Main Street, Fredericksburg ​ Fort Martin Scott Two days of continuous Living History reenactments featuring Military, Frontier Lawmen, Native Americans and Civilians representing the fort’s active time period with special events for … Read More

NEWS FROM FIELDWORK-Kemosabe Project, March 2017
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Kemosabe Project – March 2017 Operations continue at the large Kemosabe site and are yielding some valuable information. There have been 25 square meters of excavations so far plus 7 back hoe trench excavations. Diagnostic materials indicate a multi-component site … Read More

Celebrate Fort Martin Scott Living History – Community Event, April 28
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COMMUNITY NEWS Date and Time: Friday, April 28, 2017  10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, April 29, 2017  10:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Fort Martin Scott, 1606 E. Main Street (US 290), Fredericksburg, Texas More Information Link: http://www.ftmartinscott.org/current-events.html   … Read More

2017 Pedernales Knap-In Community Event, March 30
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COMMUNITY NEWS: 2017 Pedernales Knap-In Event Dates: Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2, 2017 Location: Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 N. US Hwy 281, Johnson City, Texas Don’t miss the 2017 Pedernales Knap-In. Expert flint knappers, archeologists, and other specialists in … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, March 18, 2017
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Doors open at 12:30 pm with refreshments. Lecture begins at 1:00 pm. Lecture Title: Hall’s Cave, Kerr County, Texas, A Unique Paleoenvironmental Site with Associated Archeology Speaker: Steve Stoutamire Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Abstract: … Read More

Renown Archeologist Speaks on 4,000 year old Indian Creation Story told in Rock Art
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DON’T MISS OUT!!! Awesome Speaker and . . . ENTER DRAWING for Montell Point and White Shaman Mural Book!!! HCAA GENERAL MEETING, January 21, 2017, 12:30pm   Lecture Title: The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Lower … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, January 21, 2017, 12:30pm
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Lecture Title: The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas Speaker: Dr. Carolyn E. Boyd, Research Director a nd founder of Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 … Read More

TIME TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP
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TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! (click for application)

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, November 19, 2016, 12:30pm
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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 Abstract: Steve will … Read More

ARCHEOLOGY CELEBRATION, Oct 15, 2016
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  Abstracts of Talks: First Speaker – Robert Lassen’s presentation is titled “History and Archaeology at Folsom, New Mexico, and Its Lasting Effects on Our Understanding of the Initial Peopling of the Americas.”  Essentially, he will begin with the controversy … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, September 17, 2016, 12:30pm
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Lecture Title: RECENT LUAS PROJECTS Speakers: Chuck Hixson, Professional Archeologist and member of Llano Uplift Archeological Society, Lisa Weatherford, LUAS president, Jim Wukasch, LUAS Treasurer. Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Abstract: Nearly every third … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, July 16, 2016, 12:30 pm
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Lecture Title: Reconstructing a 3,500 year old Environmental Record at Carnegie Canyon, Western Oklahoma Speaker: Dr. Chris Lintz, Archeologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Abstract: The title of the … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, May 21, 2016, 12:30pm
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Lecture Title: “Mission Period Arrow Points and What They May Tell Us About The People” Speaker: Dr. Steve Tomka, CRM Project Manager, Raba Kistner Engineering Consultants & former Director of UTSA Center for Archeology Research Location: Riverside Nature Center – … Read More

2016 Pedernales Knap-In, April 7-10
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Date: April 7-10, 2016 Location: Blanco County Fairgrounds in Johnson City, Texas This is located on the north end of Johnson City, Texas, on the west side of U.S. Hwy 281, and on the south side of the Pedernales River. … Read More

“Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” May 14-Sept 5, at the Witte Museum
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Date: May 14-September 5, 2016 Location: Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas Exhibit Exhibit open during regular museum hours So grand, so immersive and so comprehensive that the Witte Museum brought it to San Antonio as the debut exhibition of the … Read More

Kemosabe Project – February 2016
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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 … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, March 19, 2016, 12:30 pm
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Lecture Title: Excavations at San Felipe de Austin 2015-2015 Speaker: Jeff Durst, Archeologist, Texas Historical Commission, Austin Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Abstract: Mr. Durst presentation will be, “Excavations at San Felipe de Austin … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, Jan 16, 2016
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Lecture Title: Archaeology Along the San Antonio Parks and Greenway Systems Speaker: Antonia Figueroa, Project Archeologist, Center Archaeological Research Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Abstract: As a part of efforts to develop San Antonio parks … Read More

COMMUNITY NEWS! HCAA Field Trip to Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Nov 13, 2015
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HCAA FIELD TRIP: MEADOWCROFT ROCKSHELTER Friday, November 13, 2015, 2pm Lecture Title: Strings, Baskets, and Textiles: “Perishable View” of the First Americans      Speaker: James. M. Adovasio, Ph.D.,director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA. Location: Texas … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING – November 21, 2015, 12:30pm
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Lecture Title: Archeological Discoveries in San Antonio: Celebrating 300 years! Speaker: Matthew Elverson, Archeologist, Office of Historic Preservation, City of San Antonio Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Bio: Matthew Elverson was raised just outside … Read More

ARCHEOLOGY CELEBRATION, Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:30 PM
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ARCHEOLOGY CELEBRATION, Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:30 to 3:30 PM Sponsored by The Hill Country Archeological Association Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028           FREE ADMISSION!                                  FREE PARKING!                                                    … Read More

News from Fieldwork, August 2015
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Kemosabe Project – August 2015 Unit excavations have started on at the Kemosabe project. HCAA members are finding fire cracked rock, broken tools, bone, and many chert flakes in good quantities. The stone and bone artifacts found in the excavations … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING – Sept 19, 2015 12:30pm
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Lecture Title: Recent Discoveries and Insights into Prehistoric Ritual and Belief in the Jornada Region of Trans-Pecos Texas Speaker: Myles Miller, Archeologist with Versar/Geo-Marine Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Bio: Myles Miller has been professionally … Read More

River Trail Event, June 20, 2015 A GRAND SUCCESS!!
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1st GUADALUPE RIVER TRAIL EVENT, June 20th – 11am to 2pm A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!!! Sponsored by: Kerrville Elks Lodge & Hill Country Archeological Association (HCAA) Location: Riverside Nature Center (RNC) – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas … Read More

HCAA GENERAL MEETING, July 18, 2015, 12:30pm
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Lecture Title: Caddo Indian Culture of East Texas Speaker: Paul Shawn Marceaux, Ph.D. Director, Center for Archeological Research, University of Texas, San Antonio Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Bio: Paul Shawn Marceaux, Ph.D. Abstract: … Read More

1st GUADALUPE RIVER TRAIL EVENT, June 20th – 11am to 2pm
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Sponsored by: Kerrville Elks Lodge & Hill Country Archeological Association (HCAA) Location: Riverside Nature Center (RNC) – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 First 200 registered participants will receive a free Burger & Chips upon completion of the course. Exhibits … Read More

News from Fieldwork – April 2015
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NEWS FROM FIELDWORK Kemosabe Project – April 2015 Trenching operations have started on at the Kemosabe project. A large cooking oven area, called a burned rock midden, has been discovered. These are commonly also called “Indian Mounds” here in the … Read More

General Meeting, May 16, 2015 – Mexican Influence in Mimbres Culture of Southwest New Mexico & Beyond
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, May 16, 2015, 12:30pm Lecture Title: Mexican Influence in Mimbres Culture of Southwest New Mexico and Beyond Speaker: Harry Shafer, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 … Read More

General Meeting, March 21, 2015 – Neanderthal Intelligence & the Mousterian Tardition
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, March 21, 2015, 12:30pm Lecture Title: “Neanderthal Intelligence and the Mousterian Tradition: Middle Stone Age Tools and Neanderthal Survival” Speaker: Dr. Craig Mayer, President, Vinovium Partners Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 … Read More

General Meeting, Jan 17, 2015 – Prehistoric Plains Indian Interactions Based on Exotic Artifacts from Central Texas
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, January 17, 2015, 12:30pm Lecture Title: “Prehistoric Plains Indian Interactions Based on Exotic Artifacts from Central Texas” Speaker: Dr. Chris Lintz, Archeologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart., Austin, Texas Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco … Read More

2014 HCAA Archeology Field Work Course Graduates
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Graduates of the 2014 HCAA Archeology Field Work Course!!! Students are (L to R): Mike McBride, Craig Mangham, Stephen Bishop, Kris Bobbitt, Steve Stoutamire (Course Instructor), and Marvin Gohlke. Congratulations graduates!!!! And good luck with your new Kemosabe prehistoric excavation … Read More

HCAA Archeology Celebration, Oct 11, 2014
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HCAA ARCHEOLOGY CELEBRATION, Oct 11, 2014

Fieldwork – Kemosabe Project, Kerr County, Texas Sept 2014
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Kemosabe Project Work in surveying and excavating the Kemosabe ranch archeology sites continues on Monday September 15th starting at 7:30 in the morning at the front gate to the ranch. All members of Hill Country Archeological Association are invited to … Read More

General Meeting, September 20, 2014 – Prehistoric Peoples of the Lower Pecos
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, September 20, 2014, 12:30pm Lecture Title: Rock Art and Sacred Contexts in the Lower Pecos Speaker: Jeremy Freeman, Staff Archeologist, Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center, Comstock, Texas Location: Riverside Nature Center – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas … Read More

Workshop on Identification of Indian Stone Tools, August 30, 2014
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WORKSHOP ON IDENTIFICATION OF INDIAN STONE TOOLS, Saturday, August 30, 2014 Lecture Title: Identification of Indian Stone Tools Speaker: Dr. Steve Tomka, Former Director of Center for Archeological Research at UTSA and now CRM Director with Raba Kristner Engineering Consultants … Read More

Fieldwork – Kemosabe Project, Kerr County, Texas – August 2014
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Work resumed last Tuesday at the Kemosabe Project in Kerr County. Twelve 30 centimeter diameter auger holes were drilled in a north/south grid in an attempt to begin to localize where one by one meter test units will later be … Read More

General Meeting, July 26, 2014 – Field Work at Eagle Nest Rock Shelter, Mile Canyon 2014
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, July 26, 2014, 12:30pm Lecture Title: Field Work at Eagle Nest Rock Shelter, Mile Canyon 2014 Speaker:   Steve Stoutamire, Geologist, Anthropologist and Member of Hill Country Archeological Association, Kerrville, Texas Location: Riverside Nature Center  – 150 … Read More

General Meeting, July 19, 2014 – Field Work at Eagle Nest Rock Shelter
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, July 19, 2014, 12:30pm Lecture Title: Field Work at Eagle Nest Rock Shelter, Mile Canyon 2014 Speaker:   Steve Stoutamire, Geologist, Anthropologist and Member of Hill Country Archeological Association, Kerrville, Texas Location: Riverside Nature Center  – 150 … Read More

An HCAA Field Crew Begins Recording a Prehistoric Indian Campsite near Sisterdale
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On May 21, 2014 Frank Binetti and John Benedict were invited to visit and record a burned rock midden (=BRM) site, HCAA KE-14, outside of Sisterdale not far from the Guadalupe River. These BRM sites are the remains of hot … Read More

Crew Revisits Old Site and Discovers 3 New Sites
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On May 1st of 2014, John Benedict and Frank Binetti visited Site 41KE198 that was recorded by Frank in 2008. There were no diagnostics found at the time of the original recording of this site. Diagnostic artifacts tell us how … Read More

HCAA Field Crew Surveys Historic Shepherd’s Home near Boerne
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HCAA Field Crew Surveys Historic Shepherd’s Home near Boerne On April 3 and May 2, 2014 Frank Binetti (crew chief) and John Benedict surveyed the remains of a historic 1850’s shepherd’s home site, HCAA KE-10, near the city of Boerne … Read More

2014 Field & Lab Techniques Course
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NEWS FROM FIELD/LAB TRAINING 2014 Field and Lab Techniques Course HCAA offers a yearly training course for members in field and lab techniques. The five part course covers mapping techniques, lithic identification, excavation and lab training. This year’s class is … Read More

General Meeting, May 17, 2014 – North America Before Clovis
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, May 17, 2014, 12:30pm Lecture Title: North America Before Clovis Speaker: Dr. Michael Collins, Research Anthropology, Texas State University (learn more) Location: Riverside Nature Center  – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Abstract: The Gault and Friedkin … Read More

General Mtg, March 15, 2014: The Gatlin Site in Kerrville, Prehistoric Living Revisited
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, March 15, 2014, 12:30pm Lecture Title: The Gatlin Site (41KR621) in Kerrville: Prehistoric Living Re-visited Speaker: Eric Oksanen (See Bio) Location: Riverside Nature Center  – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 The Gatlin Site spans more than … Read More

Lecture on Alibates Flint Quarrying & Dispersal, Jan 18 2014
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HCAA GENERAL MEETING, January 18, 2014, 12:30pm Lecture Title: Alibates Flint Quarrying & Disperal !!!! Speaker: Dr. Christopher Lintz Location: Riverside Nature Center  – 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, Texas 78028 (Photo from Texas Beyond History) Speaker will be Dr. Christopher … Read More

2013-2014 Awards Presented
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Awards were presented  in 2013 to John Benedict and Terry McTaggart, and in 2014 to Rudi Winzinger for their exceptional support of HCAA and archeology throughout the Texas Hill Country.  

HCAA helps TPWD stabilize prehistoric sites at Kerr WMA
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Hill County Archeological Association helps TPWD stabilize prehistoric sites at the Kerr WMA On December 3rd and 4th 2013, six volunteers from the Hill Country Archeological Association along with three from the Texas Archeological Stewards Network of the Texas Historical … Read More

HCAA archeology display at Riverside Nature Center, Oct2013-Feb2014
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“17,000 YEARS OF LIFE IN THE HILL COUNTRY”!!! Display and Videos displayed at the Riverside Nature Center, Kerrville, Texas OCT 2013 thru  February 2014!!! Presented by HCAA in association and underwritten by ELKS LODGE #2081 KERRVILLE. There are videos of … Read More

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