• 23 Apr 2020 8:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This year's winner of the E.Mott Davis Award for Public Outreach is the Kleb Woods Nature Center Public Archeology Project (Ashley E. Jones, Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc., Sharon Menegaz, Houston Archeological Society, Robert (Bob) Sewell, Houston Archeological Society, and Fred Collins, Kleb Woods Nature Center).

    The public archeology program at Kleb Woods Nature Center is designed to educate the public on the history of northwest Harris County, to foster stewardship of both the park and the area's cultural resources, and to provide archeological data on the property to compliment archival and historical documentation. Kleb Woods is unique, as it is one of two parks in Precinct 3 that retains historic resources and disseminates information on the natural and historic resources in the area. This includes preserving the original house on the property (c. 1895) and a museum display with letters, receipts, and other documents that discuss the Kleb family's experiences on their farm after immigrating from Germany. Since 2017, the Houston Archeological Society, Harris County Precinct 3 Parks, and Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc. have worked to build a sustainable public archeology program that engages the community through hands-on educational activities. 

  • 16 Apr 2020 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see this document for information from TARL, CAS, and CAR regarding curation during COVID-19. 

  • 2 Apr 2020 12:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2020 CTA Spring Newsletter is now available! 

  • 25 Mar 2020 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As an update to our previous post regarding the upcoming spring meeting, the CTA will be hosting the meeting virtually on Zoom on April 17 at 9:00 am. Additional instructions and a link to the meeting will be distributed to members via email. Only members will be able to participate in the meeting so please renew your membership on the CTA website by logging in, if you have not done so already!

    Additionally, if you are not receiving emails from the CTA but have already renewed your membership, please check your spam/junk folder to ensure our emails are not being filtered out of your inbox.

    If you have questions, please email counciloftexasarchaeologists@gmail.com. We look forward to connecting with you soon and be safe!

  • 20 Mar 2020 7:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In response to COVID-19, several companies have developed guidelines to ensure safe working conditions for their employees both in the office (or telecommuting) and during fieldwork. In an effort to support our community during this time, the CTA is interested in providing various examples of introduced guidelines/safety plans which members might find useful in developing their own plans or using as a guiding resource. 

    If you would like to share your company's COVID-19 safety plan to be included in this post, please email counciloftexasarcheologists@gmail.com

    A current list of examples is below:

    Safety Plans:

  • 17 Mar 2020 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As a brief follow up to yesterday's announcement, the Bayesian workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 16 is officially canceled. Considering the current circumstances, this is the best decision for all involved. We may look at rescheduling this exciting training in the future.

  • 16 Mar 2020 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the below message from CTA President, Dr. Jon Lohse: 

    Dear Members,

    It is with deep regret but an appreciation for the importance of keeping our members and community safe from unnecessary exposure to the Coronavirus that the spring 2020 meeting (April 17) has been cancelled. This includes our morning business meeting, as well as the afternoon session featuring USACE training, and the later-afternoon social. Most local governments are urging people not to gather in large groups, and it simply doesn't make sense for us to try and conduct the meeting as planned. I am in touch with Derek Hamilton about the Thursday Bayesian training and will have an update about that as soon as one is available, so for the present time, this notice applies only to all events scheduled for April 17.

    We are working on plans to have an on-line meeting in place of the regularly scheduled event, and our hopes are to have these details worked out in time to have the meeting in the same Friday morning time slot. The difference is that those of you who attend can do so from your computers (home or office) rather than meeting in person. 

    My goal will be for our on-line meeting to include as much of our expected agenda as possible. This will include officer, agency, and committee reports, or those that can be arranged, as well as some items for vote. Items that need to be voted on will include the 2021 budget, new officers, a by-law change for curation, and (perhaps) some revised Standards and Guidelines documents. We are working with our Communications Committee to arrange details for just how the on-line voting will work, so please look for those details soon. It is likely that this will include having to sign into the Members Only section and cast a one-time vote per issue. For officers, we typically open the election to nominations from the floor; we'll endeavor to make this available but these will need to be submitted early on, for obvious reasons. 

    I realize this is far from our ordinary experience, and I appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the details. Our goal will be to make this as normal and convenient as possible for the majority of our members, but we understand that the shift to an on-line platform for this meeting may result in some people not being able to attend or participate as they otherwise would. And of course, we'll all miss the opportunity to see and catch up with our friends and colleagues. Please be on the lookout for more details soon about what this will look like and how it will work. If you're working on a submission for the newsletter (deadline is March 27), please keep to that schedule. 

    Let me know if anyone has any questions or concerns. More information will be available soon.

    Yours sincerely,

    Jon Lohse

  • 1 Mar 2020 6:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CTA would like to congratulate Dr. Andrea Roberts on winning a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for The Texas Freedom Colonies Storytelling Project!

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