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Dr. David Kilby's work featured by Texas State University

Dr. David Kilby and his work at Bonfire Shelter are featured on the Texas State home page! Congratulations to David and his graduate and undergraduate students, Janaka Greene, Sean Farrell, Ashley Eyeington and John Hedges.

Dr. Carolyn Boyd interviewed by the late Anthony Bourdain for his series “Parts Unknown”

Dr. Carolyn Boyd, Shumla Endowed Research Professor, was interviewed by the late Anthony Bourdain for his series “Parts Unknown” on the White Shaman panel. Carolyn will be featured on the October 21 episode on CNN.

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting

The TAS Annual meeting will hosts new research presentations and posters along with tours of the Alamo and Mission Concepcion, Rancho de las Cabras and the Witte Museum. The Council of Texas Archeologists host a meeting on Friday morning and there is a public forum from 7-9 discussing the La Belle ship wreck. A CTA Careers in Archeology Social follows immediate after the public forum. Get registration information at :

Dr. Nick Herrmann Awarded National Institute of Justice Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nick Herrmann has received a National Institute of Justice Award for his project "Investigation of subadult dental age-at-death estimation using transition analysis and machine learning methods,” for $898,550.  Impressively, this was Nick’s first submission of this proposal.  Visit our news page for details about the project.

CAS's Jodi Jacobsen secures projects with National Park Service

Last summer, CAS's Associate Director, Jodi Jacobsen, submitted a proposal for a National Park Service Master Cooperative agreement contract, which she received. The NPS gave out a total of 25 awards, but only five of those went to “large” institutions who could handle projects in the $250,000 range, and CAS was one of the five. Project types are quite varied, and can include Archeological Identification/Evaluation Studies, Cultural Affiliation Study, Lineal Descent Studies to National Heritage Area Plans and Evaluations, and so on. This is not just a great opportunity for CAS, but it hopefully lead to NPS internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

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