A number of prehistoric Indian pottery sherds were recently discovered by the Hill Country Archeological Association at two sites in Kerr County. The pottery types are Leon Plain, Doss Red and Caddo. The Leon Plain and Doss Red pottery sherds are typical made by tribes here in the Hill Country … Read More
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
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
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 . . .