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Spatial Analysis

Reconstructing an Historic Landscape

An 1899 topographic survey is brought back in 3D.

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San Antonio Missions

Mission Research

The Center for Archaeological Research has a long and friendly history with San Antonio Mission System.

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Jacal Analysis


Public Education and Outreach

LEGACY has wrapped up its 2013 Bioarchaeology Summer Camp Program. Stay tuned for more information on next year's camp!

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Access to Excellence

CAR maintains one of the largest faunal and lithic assembleges in the United States.

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CAR News

Girl Scout Day

Legacy is offering an opportunity for San Antonio Girl Scouts ages 9-15 years old on Saturday, April 25th 10am-2pm. Scouts will take a tour of our lab, participate in a mock dig, use critical thinking skills to analyze artifacts, create archaeology themed crafts, learn to use prehistoric technologies, and more. Scouts will also earn an archaeology Fun Patch! Download the registration forms here.February 3, 2015

Legacy 2015 Summer Camp: Mesoamerican Archaeology

Students will learn about ancient cultures like the Olmec, Aztec, Maya, and Mixtec. Each day includes topical presentations and supporting crafts and activities. The camp will explore Mesoamerican architecture, artwork, tombs, warfare, and more! Each day of camp is packed with presentations, hands-on activities, and imaginative crafts, so campers have fun while they’re learning! Join us this year for the LEGACY 2015 Mesoamerican Archaeology Summer Camp! Download the registration forms here., or use the links in the Upcoming Events section at right.February 19, 2015

Legacy and NISD Offer Community Education Classes

LEGACY is partnering with NISD to offer several adult community education classes! Check out NISD's community education website for more information. September 10, 2014

Petition Diggers Programs!

Diggers Programs inflict serious cultural and historical damage to our shared past. Join thousands of archaeologists in a petition to National Geographic to cancel these programs. September 10, 2014

Upcoming Events

MAR 9-11
MAR 28

Family Archaeolgy Day

March 28, 2015

Jun 22-26

Summer Camp Week One

June 22-26, 2015

Jul 6-10

Summer Camp Week Two

July 6-10, 2015

Jul 20-24

Summer Camp Week Three

July 20-24, 2015

Aug 3-7

Summer Camp Week Four

August 3-7, 2015