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Mission & Vision

The Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University was founded to:

  • promote archaeological and anthropological research in the New and Old Worlds;
  • conduct archaeological investigations for federal, state, and local governments as well as private entities as required by law;
  • assist in the cultural resource management of sites associated with Texas Rivers Center at Spring Lake and other sites on Texas State's campus;
  • provide student training in the field of archaeology through direct research experience;
  • support public education through a better understanding of anthropology, including archaeology, in addition to history and the preservation of cultural resources.