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TxPAN Calendar of Events

We've compiled a calendar of events hosted by TxPAN as well as other organizations around the state.
If you would like to advertise your public archaeology or heritage event on TxPAN's calendar, please click the button below to submit your event.

All Together Here: A Community Symposium for Discovery and Remembrance

Historic age keys recovered by archaeologists throughout Texas.

Austin Parks and Recreation is hosting a free two-day, online syposium 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. This 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.

Portraits of Preservation

Photo of a misty lake with trees and reflection of trees in lake

The Texas Public Archaeology Network (TxPAN) is excited to announce our first Texas Archaeology Month project, Portraits of Preservation.  This project will be a photography exhibit featuring Texas’s diverse Prehistoric and Historic archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, and artistic artifact photographs, taken by archaeologists and preservationists from all over our great state. There are some talented photographers within our archaeological community, and TxPAN wants to showcase their work! This exhibit is an opportunity to bring together two worlds, art and heritage, to celebrate Texas’s cultural resources and the dedicated people who work to preserve them.

Photographs will be professionally printed and displayed with short captions from the photographers about the image. The exhibit, curated by Amy Reid (Curator of the Center for Archaeological Studies), will be held on Texas State University’s San Marcos campus throughout the month of October and is free to the public. Submission rules and instructions coming soon

Sacred Springs Powwow

poster image for 2019 sacred springs powwow

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Sacred Springs Powwow! Bring the whole family and enjoy a weekend of dance, food, vendors and culture!

October 19th at 10 AM - October 20 at 5 PM

At the Meadows Center for Water and Environment

Tickets Here

 

To Bridge a Gap Meeting 2020

Logo for To Bridge a Gap meeting showing dream catcher symbol and USDA Forest Service logos

The To Bridge A Gap Meeting is an annual government to government meeting co-hosted by the USDA Forest Service and tribal partners.

The 2020 meeting will be co-hosted by the Osage Nation, on March 30-April 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Location:
114
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Nicole Taylor | ntaylor@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Anthropology Speakers' Series
Spencer Wells is a geneticist, anthropologist, author and entrepreneur. For over a decade he was an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Director of the Genographic Project, which collected and analyzed DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people around the world in order to decipher how our ancestors populated the planet, in the process launching the consumer genomics industry. Wells graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and conducted postdoctoral work at Stanford and Oxford. He has appeared in numerous documentary films and is the author of three books, The Journey of Man, Deep Ancestry and Pandora's Seed. His work has taken him to more than 100 countries, where he has collaborated with everyone from heads of government and Fortune 500 corporations, to tribal chieftains eking out a precarious living in places as remote as Chad, Tajikistan and Papua New Guinea. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is founder and CEO of consumer genomics startup Insitome, an adjunct Professor at the University of Texas and owner of the iconic blues club Antone’s. Click here for more information
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Location:
114
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Nicole Taylor | ntaylor@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Anthropology Speakers' Series
Department of Anthropology Speaker Series'
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Gigi Taylor | Cultural Anthropologist, Luminosity Research, Austin, TX
Friday, February 7, 2020 | 3:00 pm
Evans Liberal Arts 114

Business anthropology is a well-established subfield within the discipline of cultural anthropology. Using both anthropological theory and ethnographic methods, business anthropologists help clients understand the cultural context of consumers, organizations and products. Business anthropologists can be found working in public, private and non-profit organizations as well as in academia.  In this talk, I first introduce and provide disciplinary context for the three specializations of business anthropology-consumer, organizational and design. I then illustrate each specialization using various case studies from previous client projects across industries. Special emphasis will be placed on deconstructing the practice of culturally based UX (user experience) research. Next, I discuss the value of interpretive and symbolic anthropological theories in business anthropology.  I close with a reflection on conducting anthropology for business vs. anthropology of business to illustrate the contribution of business anthropology to a literature of practice.
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Location:
250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Erhart at 245-8272 for more information
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Anthropology
The stunning ancient art of Chauvet Cave has captured our collective imagination since its discovery in 1994. Like Paleolithic rock art across Europe and Asia, the extraordinary imagery so skillfully rendered over 30,000 years ago invites viewers to a sense of wonder and a deeper connection to our own ancient beginnings - to people who, like us, lived, loved, and survived creatively. Now, after twenty years of scientific research, the paintings are revealing their secrets. Join Dr. Jean-Michel Geneste as he shares his discoveries on the ways these ancient artists viewed their world, the principles that governed their artistic composition, and the reasons they gave time, resources, heart and mind to communicate through art.
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