Texas Archeology Month

2016 TAM Festival at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory in Austin, Texas.

The 2019 Texas Archeology Month Event Form and Online Calendar of Events will be posted soon! Take a look at the 2018 Texas Archeology Month Online Calendar of Events for ideas to start planning your Texas Archeology Month event! If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the TAM Coordinator, Maggie Moore at 512.463.6508 or Maggie.Moore@thc.texas.gov.

If the history of human experience in Texas were a book, most of the pages would be blank. For all we know about human cultures, lives, and activities in Texas, many more stories of Texas’ past remain unknown and await discovery.

Each October, Texas Archeology Month (TAM) celebrates this spirit of discovery. 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

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is proud to sponsor TAM in association with the Texas Archeological Society and the Council of Texas Archeologists (CTA). This year, the CTA will offer up to five small grants to finance public education and outreach programs during TAM. Information on how to apply can be found at TAM Grants on the CTA website. 

More About Texas Archeology Month

Fast
Facts

1996

Texas Archeological Awareness Week was expanded to a month-long observance due to growth in popularity

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What's New

"First Texans" Paleoindian Points Poster Available for TAM 2018!

The 2017 TAM Poster featuring the lithic technology of the First Texans  is available.  Order this poster, past posters, brochures, calendars, and other materials for your TAM event using the TAM Materials Order Form

2018 TAM Event Calendar

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  • Chris Ringstaff and Robert Lassen explain lithic technology at 2017 TAM fair at TARL.