Texas Public Archaeology Network
Welcome to the Texas Public Archaeology Network! TxPAN is a program with a mission to promote public appreciation of and participation in archaeology throughout the state of Texas.
The shared goal of the network is to use the science of archaeology to create meaningful connections between Texans and our State's rich cultural heritage. TxPAN aims to achieve this mission by serving as a collaborative and inclusive resource for Texas' professional and avocational archaeological community, educators, students, Native American Tribes, and landowners.
This website compiles resources for Texans to learn about and participate in archaeology around the state and provides a network of potential collaborators and organizations for archaeologists wanting to develop education and outreach strategies for their work.
Learn more about TxPAN on our About Us page or take a glance at our News and Announcements below.
News & Announcements
All Together Here: A Community Symposium for Discovery and Remembrance
Austin Parks and Recreation is hosting a free two-day, online symposium October 9-10, 2020 that gives the public in-depth access to archaeological experts, community groups, project team members, and renowned historians who will reveal more about the people uncovered beneath the footprint of Oakwood Cemetery Chapel during its 2016 restoration. The event will also provide an opportunity for the community to share ideas about how these individuals will be honored and memorialized. For more information, go to OakwoodSymposium.org.
TxPAN's Portraits of Preservation
Best Archaeology on the Web
ArcheoAnalytics, an editor on the Medium website, has compiled a "Best Of" list for online Archaeolgoical content from 19 U.S. and Canadian cultural institutions. Check out The Best of Archaeology on Web and Social Media (Lockdown Edition).
Resources for Remote Teaching
In an interest to get as many resources out there available to anyone teaching remotely in the coming weeks, TxPAN has compiled a long list of links to some great sites, videos and channels.
The New Texas Beyond History Website
Texas Beyond History (TBH) has a new look! After months of re-design work, we're so pleased to see the beautiful and functional new design for this award-winning educational website. If you're interested in Texas archaeology, you have to check it out!