An Archeologist is defined as a person who studies human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.  In a sense all HCAA members are true archeologists.

Has archeology brought joy to your life?  Do you care deeply about conservation and education of our archeological past, finding and exploring archeological sites, expanding your knowledge through archeological research, providing conservation guidance to land stewards, and the comradery with other archeologists? If the answer is “yes,” we hope you’ll consider becoming an HCAA Donor by including us in your estate plans.

Creating a will allows you to distribute your property, protect your loved ones, AND it affords you the opportunity to create a legacy that lasts beyond a lifetime by donating to the HCAA. Typically, people leave money to a charity in their will, but you can give any of your assets to a nonprofit.

To make the HCAA  the beneficiary of an IRA or insurance policy, give your attorney, IRA custodian, tax advisor, or insurance agent this information: The Hill Country Archeological Association, EIN 74-2918070, is a Texas nonprofit corporation and an I.R.S. 501(c)(3) exempt public charity, PO Box 290393, Kerrville TX 78029 website at .

Your donations will advance our research and education throughout the Texas Hill Country as HCAA is a non-profit volunteer organization of professional and avocational archeologists serving seven counties: Kerr, Kimble, Kendall, Gillespie, Bandera, Real and Edwards.

Help cover general operating costs in support of research, education, & outreach

Support training & education with Beadles-Rector Education Fund

Advances research with Tom Miller Archeology Research Fund

Provide scholarships with Paul Smith Scholarship Fund

Support field work and training schools

Help preserve the prehistorical and historical archeology of the Texas Hill Country

Please contact the HCAA Treasurer at for additional information. Note: PayPal charges 2.9% + $0.30 for use of their services. Large donations should be discussed with the treasurer.