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CAS has been awarded a Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant by the Texas Historical Commission! This grant will total $22,565, and will enable us to organize, analyze, and formally curate the very large collection of lithic materials recovered by Joel Shiner's underwater excavations at Spring Lake. Work on this very large collection will begin during the Fall semester. Look for more information about this project in the future!

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Students, if you're looking for funding, don't forget about the Texas Archeological Society's scholarships! Applications for the 2015 awards are being accepted.

http://www.txarch.org/scholarships/index.php#multiculturalprogram

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Dating back 40,000 years to the Denisovan species of early humans, new pictures show beauty and craftsmanship of prehistoric jewellery.
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George McJunkin, freed from slavery at 14, headed west when he was 17, to New Mexico, seeking open space to create a new life. He ended up making an archeological find that changed how we think about the origin of life in North America. In fact, McJunkin, who became a cowboy while living in Dodge …
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Fun with 3D printing...

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Among the many topics that we have breached of late has been how to best augment our 3D scanning, documentation and analysis efforts with an educational component. One promising method of doing this is through the creation of (cut-out) cardboard models.…
Among the many topics that we have breached of late has been how to best augment our 3D scanning, documentation and analysis efforts with an educational component. One promising method of doing thi...
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News from former CAS archaeologist Senna Thornton-Barnett, working on her doctorate at the University of York...

http://aarea-project.eu/2015/05/19/how-to-train-your-archaeobotanist-2/

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Since returning from the field, the project’s archaeobotanist-in-training, Senna Thornton-Barnett, has undertaken the sorting of the flotation samples from Engaruka, under the advisement of Dr. Sar...
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CAS archaeologists have been working on a small dig on one of the local ranches for the past few weeks. Here are a few items that have been recovered!

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It only took a generation or two for the first settlers of Polynesia to spread from their original colonisation site in Tonga, a new study has found.
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Our own Amanda Castaneda is featured in a video clip on the Texas State University main website. Check it out!
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Climate change may be responsible for the abrupt collapse of civilization on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2000 B.C. WSU archaeologist Jade D'Alpoim Guedes and an international team of researchers found that cooling global temperatures at the end of the Holocene Climatic Optimum, a 4,000-year period of warm weather, would have made it impossible for ancient people on the Tibetan Plateau to cultivate millet, their primary food source.
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CAS is an archaeological research and certified curation facility, part of Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
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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.