The Archeology Division (AD) divides the state into seven terrestrial regions and a marine region that includes all of coasts, rivers, and lakes. A staff archeologist is assigned to each region to provide assistance to stewards, landowners, and communities when needed. If you need assistance use our map to contact your regional AD staff. For more information about regulatory reviews, see our Project Review page.
AD staff archeologists respond to thousands of public inquiries regarding prehistoric and historic archeological sites in Texas. They offer archeological consultation to state agencies, professional and avocational archeologists, landowners, teachers, heritage groups, and interested individuals. They investigate important endangered sites dating from prehistoric times to the 20th century. They record new archeological sites and monitor previously recorded sites to ensure their protection. The AD staff also engages in significant projects related to African American, Hispanic, and Native American cultural resources.
1500 years ago
Bow and arrow was introduced to Texas