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Center for Archaeological Studies

New part-time employment opportunity! 

CAS is looking for experienced field crew to help with the Spring Lake excavation! Send CVs to: CAS@txstate.edu.

Spring Lake job advertisement: More Hands Needed!


New Volunteer Opportunity!

Come join CAS archaeologists at the current Spring Lake excavation every Friday in July!

See flier below for more information. Be sure to "like" our Facebook page and receive frequent updates!

public participation schedule, volunteer schedule

Ancient Southwest Texas Project

A Visit to the Canyonlands

In May, our collections manager, Amy, visited the crew from the Ancient Southwest Texas Project. Afterwards, she submitted a guest post to their blog with a few thoughts about her visit, and about how the project is handling their responsibility towards the curation of their materials and data.

Anticipating and Respecting Curation

More information about the Ancient Southwest Texas Project, run by Dr. Steve Black, is available on their blog.




In January 2000, the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) was established by Dr. Britt Bousman as a research center within the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University. Since its commencement, CAS has grown through compliance-based cultural resouce management and academic research projects. Additionally, in 2008 CAS became certified by the State of Texas as an Archaeological Curation Facility. CAS is also home to one of the most extensive and growing libraries pertaining to Texas archaeology.

This Web site informs visitors about CAS's role in cultural resource management, Texas archaeology, and ongoing research abroad; introduces CAS's supporting cast; and shares information. For more information, feel free to contact us.


CAS UPDATES . . . CAS is now accepting artifact collections, including Held-In-Trust Collections, for curation. Please contact us for policies and additional information.