Each October, Texas Archeology Month (TAM) celebrates the spirit of discovering Texas' past.
It's an opportunity for Texans to understand the:
- Depth and richness of our heritage, from the former dwelling sites of prehistoric hunters and gatherers to historic shipwrecks and military sites
- Historical significance of the state's archeological sites
- Importance of proper archeological practices
- Contributions made by professional and avocational archeologists to our understanding of Texas’ ancient and recent past
How Can I Participate?
- Attend a TAM Event: see the Calendar of Events below to find events in your area! While you're there, consider volunteering or providing financial support (contact the organizer listed on the Calendar).
- Promote TAM events by sharing our webpage https://www.thc.texas.gov/tam on websites, listserves, and social media.
- Hosting a TAM event? Fill out the 2019 Texas Archeology Month Event Form to have your event advertised on the TAM website and on the TAM Calendar of Events below. To request FREE archeology-related materials (posters, brochures, educational materials) to distribute at your event (or any time of year!), submit a TAM Materials Order Form.
- Plan an event for TAM 2020! Contact us for ideas, resources, and funding opportunities.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact TAM Coordinator Maggie Moore at 512.463.6508 or Maggie.Moore@thc.texas.gov.
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is proud to sponsor TAM in association with the Texas Archeological Society and the Council of Texas Archeologists (CTA). Each year, the CTA will offers grants (up to $500 each) to finance public education and outreach programs during TAM. Information on how to apply can be found at CTA Public Outreach Grants on the CTA website (note: the application process for 2019 has ended, but keep this in mind for TAM 2020).
Texas Archeology Month was moved to October to enable educators to incorporate archeology into curriculum early in the school year.