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Geoarcheologist Vance Holliday points out new evidence to TAS Field School Director Eileen Johnson. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Geoarcheologist Vance Holliday points out new evidence to TAS Field School Director Eileen Johnson. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Water-screening to recover small artifacts and bones at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Water-screening to recover small artifacts and bones at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
TAS volunteers don magnifying lenses to spot the bones of tiny critters sensitive to environmental and climatic change. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
TAS volunteers don magnifying lenses to spot the bones of tiny critters sensitive to environmental and climatic change. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Where the dirt goes. Fine-screen residue outside the laboratory. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Where the dirt goes. Fine-screen residue outside the laboratory. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Fine screening special samples inside the laboratory at the Landmark. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Fine screening special samples inside the laboratory at the Landmark. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Setting up the TAS tent camp in the late afternoon. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Setting up the TAS tent camp in the late afternoon. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Inside the large circus tent that served as the field school dining and lecture hall and gave much-needed shelter on windy days. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Inside the large circus tent that served as the field school dining and lecture hall and gave much-needed shelter on windy days. Photo by E. Mott Davis.

These images were taken by various participant-photographers at the 1993 Texas Archeological Society Field School at Lubbock Lake. Sadly, two of the photographers, Dr. E. Mott Davis and Norman Flaigg, are no longer with us. They were both beloved TAS members who made many contributions to the society and Texas archeology. Davis was Professor of Anthropology at UT Austin, a man who embodied the Society's aim to bring professional and avocational archeologists together to work as one. He was a major presence at almost every TAS field school and annual meeting: a teacher, friend, orator, and singer extraordinaire. Flaigg came to archeology relatively late in life after a career in military engineering, but he soon became one of the most enthusiastic and effective archeological volunteers. He was everybody's favorite crew chief at TAS field schools, a teacher, friend, and gentle taskmaster. Both men donated their photographic collections to TARL and would be pleased to learn that the images they captured have been put to good use.

TAS, now in its 73rd year, is one of the oldest and most successful archeological societies in North America. Annual field schools have been held at important archeological sites throughout the state. To learn more about TAS and how to become a member, visit www.txarch.org.

Vance Holliday and crew set up a coring rig to take sediment samples of this locale outside Lubbock. Such samples can reveal the layering of the deposits without digging a huge hole. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Vance Holliday and crew set up a coring rig to take sediment samples of this locale outside Lubbock. Such samples can reveal the layering of the deposits without digging a huge hole. Photo by E. Mott Davis.

Excavations underway within the Lubbock Lake Landmark preserve. Photo by Norman Flaigg.
Excavations underway within the Lubbock Lake Landmark preserve. Photo by Norman Flaigg.

Meanwhile, out in the bushes, a survey crew pauses to pose for photographer E. Mott Davis.
Meanwhile, out in the bushes, a survey crew pauses to pose for photographer E. Mott Davis.

A hard-won hearth, exposed and documented by photographer Norman Flaigg's crew. This rather amorphous cluster of fire-cracked caliche nodules is the scattered remains of a prehistoric cooking fire.
A hard-worn hearth, exposed and documented by photographer Norman Flaigg's crew. This rather amorphous cluster of fire-cracked caliche nodules is the scattered remains of a prehistoric cooking fire.

Jaq Jaquier takes note as TAS members begin a new excavation at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Photo by Norman Flaigg.
Jaq Jaquier takes note as TAS members begin a new excavation at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Photo by Norman Flaigg.

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Water-screening to recover small artifacts and bones at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Water-screening to recover small artifacts and bones at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Taking a closer look. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Taking a closer look. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
The lab crew, busy at work. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
The lab crew, busy at work. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
TAS tent camp on the Plains. Photographer E. Mott Davis lived in the tent in the center of the picture, the one with the sagging corner. No doubt it was the wind.
TAS tent camp on the Plains. Photographer E. Mott Davis lived in the tent in the center of the picture, the one with the sagging corner. No doubt it was the wind.
Children perform a dance at evening under the big tent. Photo by Norman Flaigg.
Children perform a dance at evening under the big tent. Photo by Norman Flaigg.
Outside the large circus tent that served as the field school dining and lecture hall. Photo by E. Mott Davis.
Outside the large circus tent that served as the field school dining and lecture hall. Photo by E. Mott Davis.