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Centers and Projects

Ancient Southwest Texas Project

eaglecavepano_thumbPromote: Archaeological and anthropological research in Lower Pecos Canyonlands of west Texas and northern Mexico.

Provide: Field and laboratory training for undergraduate and gradudate students in archaeology.

Center for Archaeological Studies

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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.

Center for the Arts and Symbolism in Ancient America

Historical, archaeological, and anthropological research into the arts of ancient indigenous Texans and other New World peoples.

An academic center for the study of Texas Rock Art and Iconogrpahic studies at Texas State University.

Programs in tourism that would promote the arts of ancient Texans and other indigenous people of the U.S. and link Texas State University to similar programs that are developing in Mexico, Guatemala and other areas of the Americas.

Organize and Host
A series of annual and biannual conferences and workshops devoted to the study of ancient indigenous art and its tourism potential. In addition to these events, the center also funds occassional excursions that faculty and students can participate in and learn from.

Increase Student Employability
Through training in the preparation of reports, the writing of grants, and exposure to curatorial techniques at major museums and curation facilities.

Center for Middle American Research

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Historical, archaeological and anthropological research into the history of Mesoamerican people and their cultures.

A research center for academic pursuits at Texas State University available to all students.

Organize Field Opportunities
In addition to providing academic opportunities at Texas State, CMAR and its faculty organize numerous opportunities for students to get necessary field experience and visit a number of Mesoamerican archaeological sites.

Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

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The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) mission is to advance forensic science and anthropology through world-class education, research, and outreach. FACTS strives to be a premier nationally and internationally recognized academic training and research facility for forensic anthropology. FACTS provides a unique environment that stimulates innovative, creative, and interdisciplinary research that advances forensic anthropological knowledge, theory, and methods.

Gault Archaeological Project

Gault_LogoThe Gault Archaeological Project is dedicated to research and education regarding the earliest peoples in the Americas with local work taking place at the famous Gault Site about 40 miles north of Austin. Though known and exploited by looters and collectors since the 1920’s the Gault Site has still yielded many surprises. The Gault Archaeological Project is supported by Texas State University, the nonprofit Gault School of Archaeological Research, along with numerous grants and donations.