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MONTHLY HAS MEETING April 20th, 2023

"Archeology at San Jacinto Battleground” - Dr. Gregg Dimmick

Greetings HAS members! Our April HAS meeting will be back on our regularly-scheduled third Thursday of the month, which will be THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2023, starting at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be VIRTUAL ONLY, so keep an eye out for the Zoom link, or join us on the YouTube livestream!

Our April speaker will be Dr. Gregg Dimmick, who will present a program on the archeological work and discoveries at San Jacinto Battleground, which coincides with the 187th anniversary of that battle on April 21. Dr. Dimmick will discuss the archeological work performed by Moore Archeological Consulting, the Houston Archeological Society, and Texas Parks and Wildlife over the years, showcasing many of the most interesting artifacts recovered during several intensive metal detecting surveys. These archeological investigations have helped to clarify several aspects of the battle, and have added to our increased understanding of the movements of people across the landscape during the frantic eighteen-minute battle and its aftermath.

Dr. Gregg Dimmick is a retired pediatrician who practiced at South Texas Medical Clinics in Wharton, Texas, for thirty-seven years. He is a 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 1977 Graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School. He is an avocational archaeologist and has co-authored two archaeological reports on excavations of the retreating Mexican Army of 1836, in addition to his 2006 book, Sea of Mud: The Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto ( Dr. Dimmick also edited General Vincente Filisola’s Analysis of Jose Urrea’s Military Diary: A Forgotten 1830 Publication by an Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution (translated by John R. Wheat; and is currently at work on a multi-volume publication on the Mexican army in Texas.

Dr. Dimmick has participated in archaeological digs at the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, as well as the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, and has appeared on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel in relation to his work on the archaeology of the Mexican army. He has spoken on Texas History at various forums, including the San Jacinto Conference, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas conference at the Alamo, the Alamo Society, and the Texas Philosophical Society. Dr. Dimmick has served for several years on the board of directors and as chairman of the archeology committee for the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy. Post-retirement, Dimmick has continued to volunteer on archeological digs at Roman sites in Germany, York and the Vindolanda Fort in England, as well as throughout Texas.

Parking at the Trini Mendenhall Center is free of charge. For more information about this program or about the Houston Archeological Society, please contact Frank Kozar, at



HAS Journal No. 144 is now available. The Journal Number 144 The articles will focus on the San Felipe de Austin Dig by John Lohse, Horseshoes in Texas, a Thimble from the 18th or 19th century from France found in Frosttown, and another article about Camp Kirby in Dickenson, TX, a civil war camp by Charly Gordy, ceramics from Cottonfield by Tim Perttula, and information from Mike Woods about a Butted Knife Found in Comal County. Complimentary copies may be obtained by HAS members at the monthly meetings. Non-HAS members may purchase copies through Go to the HAS Journals Section for a link to the publication on the website. Alternatively, copies may be purchased at the HAS Monthly Meetings.

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