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
May 21, 2020By HCAA In spite of the pandemic and some personal medical issues, we remain active and archeology is going on. This is a short report detailing with our activities for the past year at a new HCAA site. Last summer Dr. John Benedict, Texas Historical Commission Steward, visited … Read More
We were all disappointed when we had to cancel our March HCAA General meeting and Jenny McWilliams’ presentation about “Locating Lost Cemeteries in the Hill Country” due to Covid-19. As Jenny wrote in the abstract for her talk, “archeologists are trained to observe the landscape and look for clues of … Read More
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)