Joint Zoom Meeting with Houston Archeological Society, Jan 21

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Date/Time: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7 pm Presentation Title: The Anthropology of Hunting Speaker: Wilson “Dub” Crook Abstract: In his presentation, Dub will discuss hunting tactics for dangerous big game (elephant, mammoth, mastodon, buffalo, bears, big cats), plains game (antelope, deer, elk, caribou), mountain game (sheep, goats, ibex), and small … Read More

HCAA Discovers Paleoindian Points in Kerr County!

The Texas Historical Commission has just posted a YouTube story of our discovery of 14 ancient St Mary’s Hall Points near bison bone and a cooking hearth during excavations in Kerr county. This exciting story is told by Steve Stoutamire and can be viewed by clicking Texas Archeology Month 2020 … Read More

Article – “An English Architect in Kendall County, Alfred Giles, Architect (1853-1920) Part I.” By Myrna Flach Langford

Ever wonder who the early architects were who designed our buildings, fine homes and Courthouses? Well we have a story to tell of a famous English Architect, Alfred Giles. He arrived in Texas in 1873 and lived near Flat Rock Creek northeast of Comfort. He once owned about 13,000 acres … Read More

Back to Bondage: The Story of the Sugarland 95

Presentation by: Reign Clark, Catrina Whitley, and Ron Ralph This is a fascinating and detailed archeological study of 95 African American convicts buried in a cemetery at the Bullhead Convict Labor Camp in Sugarland, Texas (41FB355). These convicts died during forced labor in sugarcane fields in the period from 1875 … Read More

KATEMCY: THE COMANCHE PEACEMAKER by Joseph Luther, Ph.D (September 13, 2020)

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Comanche chief Katemcy is one of the unrecognized champions of the Penateka (Pen-ah-took-uh) Comanches of Texas. Although a subchief under Santa Anna, it was Katemcy who first met with Meusebach in 1847 at the present-day site of Mason, Texas. It was Katemcy who made possible the celebrated treaty between the … Read More

Unconventional Warfare in the Hill Country: INSURGENCY AND COUNTER INSURGENCY

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by Joseph Luther3.11.2010 In 1862, General H.P. Bee, commander of all Confederate forces in South Texas, declared Gillespie, Kerr, Kendall, Medina, and Bexar Counties – where the German protests were the strongest – to be “in open rebellion” and, in effect, declared war on them. Robert G. Schulz, Jr. wrote … Read More

Notice of Field Work

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In an effort to keep HCAA membership apprised of our association’s current status, following is an update of HCAA field activities: In early March of this year, field work at CWR was suspended due to COVID-19. In early May exploratory efforts were made with a small crew going back out … Read More

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