Archeological Uplift





By Jeff Durst, Archeological Reviewer

The THC’s Texas Archeological Stewards Network (TASN) met on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos last month for the annual TASN Summer Workshop. Several presentations were made by professional preservationists, including an update on our cemetery program from THC Cemetery Program Coordinator Jenny McWilliams. Dr. Jon Lohse, Director of Texas State University’s Center for Archeological Studies presented a lecture on the cultural resources at Spring Lake and on the San Marcos River, and Nancy Velchoff of Texas State University’s Gault School of Archaeological Research presented an overview of recent, early Paleo-Indian research at the Gault Site. Following the lectures, TASN members were treated to a guided tour of both the Center for Archeological Studies laboratory and curatorial facilities provided by Dr. Lohse, and the Gault School of Archaeological Research laboratory conducted by Nancy Velchoff.

Numerous TASN members were honored for their service to TASN at this year’s meeting. Those honored for 10 years of service included: P.J. (Pat) Aucoin of Harris County, Pat Braun of Aransas County, Lee Green of Hopkins County, Claude Hudspeth of Tom Green County, Doug Kubicek of Lavaca County, Nelson Marek of Calhoun County, Glynn Osburn of Tarrant County, Cynthia Smyers of Ector County, and Kay Woodward of Kerr County. Those being honored for 20 years of service included: Skip Clark of El Paso County and Rolla Shaller of Randall County.

TASN members who received the Norman Flaigg Certificate of Outstanding Performance at this year’s meeting included: Joe Rogers of Deaf Smith County, Rolla Shaller Randall County, and Art Tawater of Parker County; Patti Haskins of Gregg County, Morris Jackson of Nacogdoches County, and Bryan Jameson of Bosque County; and Pat Braun of Aransas County, Frank Condron of Jackson County, Dick Gregg of Harris County, and Ben McReynolds of Goliad County. Marine Steward Steve Davis was also awarded the Norman Flaigg Certificate of Outstanding Performance.

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