Welcome to the Hill Country Archeological Association in Kerrville, Texas.

Who we are and what we do

The HCAA is a group of avocational and professional archeologists working together to study and preserve the Texas Hill Country’s prehistoric and historic heritage, and to educate the public about archeology.

The task of HCAA is to survey and record details about archeologically significant sites before they are lost, due to collecting, erosion, and the rapidly increasing development of the Texas Hill Country. To accomplish this, we cultivate public interest in the history and prehistory of this area.

Upcoming Events

HCAA General Meeting

Riverside Nature Center

150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville

Saturday, May 18th

Doors open at 12:30pm

Member Meeting at 1:00pm

Followed By Presentation

Free and open to the public!

Feature Presentation:

19th Century

Foodways in Texas


Amanda Maloney

Creative Assistant Producer

The Texas Center at Schreiner University


Texas has long been an intersection of peoples from a wide variety of backgrounds. With extensive experience in historical foodways, Amanda Maloney will be presenting on 19th century foodways in Texas, a time of rapidly changing technology and the food changed as well. Amanda will discuss and demonstrate period recipes and methods throughout the lecture.

The audience will have the opportunity to "taste" Texas history.


Since 2005, Amanda has worked in education at natural landmarks, historic sites, schools, and museums in Texas including sites managed by the Texas Historical Commission and The Alamo. During her time as a Historic Farm Manager and as a Museum Educator, she produced a variety of educational programs for children and adults, connecting them with history through unique, immersive, historical experiences. Amanda has a passion for heritage tourism, combining her love of historic sites and immersive education with travel. Amanda has served on the board of the Texas Living History Association and the San Antonio Living History Association. She is also a current member of the Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she completed training as a music educator. She maintains Texas Teaching Certification in History and Music. Amanda takes pleasure in volunteering at historic sites, music, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and three children. She believes in lifelong learning. Currently she is learning farm animal husbandry through the ownership of heritage-breed animals.


A Review of HCAA Activities in 2023, Presented by the HCAA Board of Directors

The year 2023 brought much success and progress for the Hill Country Archeological Association. In pursuing HCAA's mission of Education, Research, and Conservation, we were active on many fronts.

We have put together this review to let everyone know about many of the interesting and exciting successes we have achieved this year. We hope you enjoy our report. Click here or on the image on the right to open and download the report (PDF format).

As always, we welcome your feedback at [email protected].