HCAA has joined forces with Texas Archeological Society to conduct the 2020 TAS Field School in Kerrville! The Texas Archeological Society has designated the 2020 annual Field School to be on a private ranch just west of Kerrville. This private property is 88 acres in size and borders the Guadalupe River near Bear Creek.
In December 2018, HCAA crew members began to perform hand excavations at CWR, a privately-owned ranch in west Kerr County. Since then we’ve uncovered a remarkably rich trove of artifacts, tools, bones, mussel shells, ochre, charcoal, and items that are not normally sourced (found naturally) in the area . . .
The Creek Shelter Project–HCAA-KR-44 (August 2019)
Historic Caleb Thomas’ Log Cabin Project HCAA KE37 (2018)
Historic African-American Family Cemetery Project HCAA KE38 (2019)
Johann Scherz Homestead and Grave Site Project, September 2018
CWR Fieldwork (June 2019)
Charcoal from a rock hearth feature at Kemosabe is 7280 to 7420 years old based on C14 radiocarbon dating (calibrated). We have discovered 12 other rock hearths and four larger middens at the site, some also having charcoal, however this latest hearth had the best quality charcoal AND an associated … Read More
Beginning in March the HCAA will offer a five part course in Field and Lab Techniques. This course has been taught by HCAA since 2009 and is particularly helpful to members who want to do site work. To review the course curriculum, simply click the SUMMARY here. This summary more … Read More
Kemosabe Project – March 2017 Operations continue at the large Kemosabe site and are yielding some valuable information. There have been 25 square meters of excavations so far plus 7 back hoe trench excavations. Diagnostic materials indicate a multi-component site ranging in age from Early Archaic to Late Prehistoric. Multiple … Read More