Texas Archeology Month events planned for October

AUSTIN — In October, cities and small towns in virtually every corner of Texas will participate in one of the biggest state celebrations of archeology in the country — Texas Archeology Month (TAM).

2009 marks TAM's 20th anniversary and communities across the state will host archeology fairs and events, encouraging individuals to get involved and immerse themselves in the spirit of Texas' past.

Sponsored by the THC since 1989 as part of its mission to preserve the state's archeological resources and increase the appreciation of scientific archeology, TAM draws thousands of Texans each year to a wide range of educational and fun-filled events.

TAM helps promote the historical significance of the state's archeological sites, increasing the public's appreciation of proper archeological practices and highlighting the significance of the contributions made by professional and avocational archeologists.

TAM supporters have planned numerous educational and entertaining activities for this year's celebration including demonstrations of native crafts and technologies, lectures, tours of archeological sites and laboratories and hands-on activities featuring mock digs and rock art replication.

The THC cosponsors TA M in association with the Texas Archeological Society and the Council of Texas Archeologists.

Both a print and electronic version of the colorful TAM Calendar of Events will be available in early September.

To find out what's planned in your area, request a free copy of the calendar by contacting the THC's Archeology Division at 512-463-6096 or visit the THC web site to download a copy of the calendar.

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