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.

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“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.”


The Mission of Hill Country Archeological Association (HCAA) shall be to bring together persons with an active interest in the archeology, prehistoric and historic heritage of the Hill Country of Texas in an atmosphere conducive to the exchange of information and ideas.

  • To educate the public about archeological preservation;
  • To promote scientific archeological investigation and documentation;
  • To preserve the archeological materials and records of the region;
  • and to interpret and publish data discovered in these activities.

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.

We invite you to Join HCAA & become a Volunteer.

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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.