In January 2000, the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) was established by Dr. Britt Bousman as a research center within the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University-San Marcos. Since its commencement, CAS has grown through compliance-based cultural resouce management and academic research projects. Additionally, in 2008 CAS became certified by the State of Texas as an Archaeological Curation Facility. CAS is also home to one of the most extensive and growing libraries pertaining to Texas archaeology.
This Web site informs visitors about CAS's role in cultural resource management, Texas archaeology, and ongoing research abroad; introduces CAS's supporting cast; and shares information. For more information, feel free to contact us.
CAS UPDATES . . . CAS is now accepting artifact collections, including Held-In-Trust Collections, for curation. Please contact us for policies and additional information.