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CAS is seeking applicants for a NSF funded project

The Exploring Globalization through Archaeology project is funded from the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites program in the SBE Directorate. The REU Site is an international 8-week summer program on the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius designed for students to acquire research skills in the fields of anthropological and forensic archaeology, and to prepare them for graduate study or employment following graduation.

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PAST Posts

Public Archaeology Serving Texas, Center for Archaeological Studies, Texas State University
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The PAST Posts blog will be back on a regular schedule of postings later this summer. Keep watching here and our social media for updates.

By Christopher Jurgens, Ph.D. The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) 2014 excavations at the Spring Lake Site (41HY160) recovered more than 6,000 fragments of animal bone. Detailed analysis of the bone, often termed faunal analysis, began in the summer of 2016. Faunal analysis is part of a specialty in archaeology that is known as zooarchae...

By Caitlin Gulihur While what happens during and after excavations of archaeological sites are popular subjects of previous PAST posts, this post deals with a different type of archaeological work – the survey. Surveys are useful for both finding unrecorded sites and to answer research questions about large-scale issues, such as landscape use. S...

CAS in the News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Texas State’s Integrated Natural and Cultural Resources Team (INCRT), led by Dr. Todd Ahlman, with several task orders totaling $1.75 million.  Read this News From the Hill posting for more information. 

Sifting for the past before building the future, Houston Chronicle, January 17, 2015.

CAS Events

In October 2015, CAS archaeologists Todd Ahlman, Patricia Christmas and Amy Reid visited St. Paul's for a public outreach event where students learned how to excavate, screen, survey, collect GPS data, and interpret archaeological sites. For more images of this event and others, see our PAST Program Events page