The Panhandle Archaeological Society

Mission Statement

The Panhandle Archaeological Society (PAS), is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), scientific, educational research organization whose members, in compliance with federal and state antiquities laws, are dedicated to preserving and protecting the cultural and natural resources of the Texas panhandle and adjacent areas, and to promoting education and community involvement in the history, prehistory, and natural environment of the panhandle and adjacent areas.

Monthly Meetings

The Panhandle Archaeological Society meets on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May at 7:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Public Library, Central Branch 413 SE 4th Street Amarillo, Texas

Our meetings consist of informative lectures, films, presentations, and hands on activities related to the archaeology and history of the Texas panhandle and adjacent areas.  These activities are led by area professionals.  In addition to monthly meetings other PAS activities include field trips, archaeological surveys, testing, and excavation, with laboratory analysis opportunities led by trained professionals. 

Pastimes Newsletter

PASTIMES is the official newsletter of the PAS and is published nine times a year.  This electronic newsletter contains information about speakers and events at the upcoming meeting, articles related to ongoing archaeological and historical research of the region, member highlights, and announcements of upcoming events of interest to members.

Membership

Membership in the PAS is open to all individuals interested in history and prehistory of the Texas panhandle and adjacent areas.  Annual membership fees are as follows: Individual $15, Family $20, Student $10, and Institution $20.  Membership in the PAS also includes membership in the Southwestern Federation of Archaeological Societies.  PAS encourages membership in the Texas Archaeological Society.

Studer Banquet

Each December we honor a local individual who has been instrumental in the field of archaeology at the Annual Studer Banquet.  This banquet is named in honor of Floyd Studer, the Father of Texas Panhandle Archaeology.  This event consists of a catered dinner, guest lecturer, and silent auction.

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