Joyful Horse Site Archeology

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  newPoint011007_b newPoint_b nikWork_web yarbrough perdiz The Texas Archeological Society promotes study, preservation and awareness of Texas archeology. The Society encourages scientific archeological exploration and research, the preservation and conservation of archeological materials and sites, and the interpretation and publication of the data attendant thereto. To accomplish this mission and goals, the Society:

  • Creates Training Opportunities for Students of All Ages;
  • Enhances and Expands Programs;
  • Increases and Diversifies Membership;
  • Informs the Community of their Archeological Heritage and Values;
  • Cultivates and Preserves ResourcesTAS_Logo_20120930_316x150

Members of the Travis County Archeological Society often participate in high-quality excavations under the supervision of TCAS members or affiliates. Currently, members are involved in two excavations in the central Texas area.

Bastrop County (Joyful Horse) site

Nick Morgan, a TCAS member and a Texas Archeological Steward, appointed by The Texas Historical Commission has established a archaeological dig in Bastrop County. He is a Teacher for the Bastrop Independent School district by profession. Nick extends an invitation to all TCAS members:

I’d like to extend an invitation to any TCAS members who would like to join me for a little field work to come out to Bastrop County over the next few months and possibly longer. I’m going to be excavating a site on one of the terraces of Cedar Creek, not far from its confluence with the Colorado River. Indications point to an Early Archaic period of occupation, although a Perdiz point is among the artifacts recovered by the landowner. Pedernales, Catan, and Martindale points have also been recovered by her, as well as, a Friday biface and an Ovate biface.

Contact me at ten.1524213186knilh1524213186trae@1524213186nagro1524213186mln1524213186 or by phone.
Nick Morgan


On March 19, 2006, a single pottery chard was discovered in an established unit. This discovery could prove to be significant because pottery is rarely seen in this part of Texas. The pottery used here would have been brought to its resting place by the inhabitants of the site. The pottery style may come from the Texas coast, but further analysis is needed to confirm the chards origin.

Please contact Nick Morgan for more details.

artifacts found in Bastrop Site Site Photo Nick and Crew Shert Bastrop


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