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Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055

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MONTHLY HAS MEETING December 16th, 2021.

"TIt’s a Wrap: The Year in Review. An Overview of Houston Archeological Society Activities for 2021 "

Linda Gorski

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Please join us for the Houston Archeological Society’s final meeting of the year on Thursday, December 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road in Houston. Linda Gorski, HAS President, will present the annual “Year in Review” PowerPoint, highlighting the many projects that the Society has been involved in during 2021 including archeological surveys, excavations and other activities in and around the Houston area. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public. The meeting will kick off with our popular monthly “show and tell” at 6:30 and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will also include a special holiday themed snack buffet for members and guests. Please bring a holiday snack to share!

Gorski’s presentation will include HAS participation in shovel testing surveys and labs at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, excavations at the Lone Oak prehistoric site in Colorado County, geophysical surveys on private property in San Felipe thanks to a grant from the Summerlee Foundation, and outreach programs such as Archeology Day at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, Diggin’ Old Stuff Day at Kleb Woods Nature Center, programs at several area schools and HAS participation in the Texas Archeological Society Field School in June and the Annual Meeting in October. She will also report on HAS lab activities, education programs, publications, and awards that the Society has received in 2021 and will give a preview of what HAS members can expect in 2022. Photos of many HAS members will be highlighted in this presentation so come and see yourself on the big screen! We will also offer this program virtually via Zoom for HAS Members only if you cannot attend in person.

Linda Gorski is serving her tenth term as president of the Houston Archeological Society. She is also a Texas Historical Commission Archeological Steward representing Harris County.

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


HAS Journal No. 143 is now available. The Journal Number 143, is an issue dedicated exclusively to archeology in the Western United States. This issue highlights the widespread interests of members of the Houston Archeological Society which cover not just the Gulf Coast and Texas, but many areas outside the state including the Western U.S. The papers included in this issue cover sites and archeological materials in West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and California. These papers include research on material that ranges from potentially before Clovis, to the Paleoindian, Archaic, Late Prehistoric, and Historic periods. 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.

HAS Report No. 36: The Lone Oak Site (41CD168): A 12,000 Year Old Occupation in Northern Colorado County, Texas NOW AVAILABLE

Report #36. The Lone Oak site is located in northern Colorado County approximately 0.6 km east of the Fayette County line. The site is 7.5 kilometers (4.65 miles) northwest of the community of Frelsburg, Texas, and 25 kilometers north of Columbus, the county seat of Colorado County. The site was named by the land owner after a small historic community of the same name near the property. Both the name and the site’s location have been registered with the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory in Austin and a trinomial number was assigned to the Lone Oak site (41CD168). This publication is available free to members of the Society. Members should make sure that they collect their copy of this report at the next monthly meeting. If you wish to purchase additional copies then you can find them on You can find the appropriate links in our List section.

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