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K-12 Summer Institute Symposium (2017), sponsored by Texas A&M University

Teachers practicing field methods at local prehistoric site, afternoon portion of the classes.
Steve Stoutamire teaching in morning portion of the class, classroom setting.

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.

It is focused on further training of teachers in science and related fields. There were over 200 teachers attending this years conference and the HCAA conducted all day classes in archeology for two of those days.

Mike McBride demonstrating flint knapping to teachers in afternoon portion of classes.

Morning sessions were in class rooms and afternoon sessions were in the field performing actual professional style excavations. The teachers learned about what archeology is, related fields of it, life ways of ancient Native Americans of Texas, tools and weapons they used, etc. including handling of a variety of lithic artifacts. A total of 30 teachers attended the HCAA classes over the two days.