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Center for Archaeological Studies

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Have you been looking for a Children's Book about Archaeology? We have just the thing! Check out Amy Reid's "Maybe You'll be an Archaeologist" and consider purchasing a copy to support our Public Outreach efforts through our PAST program.  

Please use this link to make a financial donation to the Center for Archaeological Studies.

Every donation helps to fund our Center and the important archaeological collections we care for.

Just search for the Center for Archaeological Studies under the "Or search for other Texas State University programs:" box.


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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CAS in the News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Texas State‚Äôs 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