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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

The National Science Foundation has awarded support for two projects that involve CAR-UTSA, UTSA Anthropology and Demography, and researchers from UT Austin, Utah State, and Arizona State. These multi-year projects, titled "6,000 Years of Hunter-gatherer Resilience and Territoriality: Isotopic and Genetic Analysis at the Morhiss Site, Texas” and “The Evolution of Social Networks and the Robustness of Human Societies to Population Growth and Climate Change: A Deep Time Perspective,” focus on the archaeology of the Texas Coastal Plain. Both grants are under the direction of Dr. Robert Hard (UTSA-Anthropology) with co-principle investigators Dr. Raymond Mauldin (UTSA-CAR), Dr. Jacob Freeman (Utah State University), and Dr. Deborah Bolnick (UT-Austin). Marty Anderies (Arizona State University) also is serving as co-pi on one of the projects.
As a component of these grants, CAR will undertake isotopic and radiocarbon sample preparation in the Paleo Research Lab, and conduct outreach activities under the Legacy program. August 28, 2015


Cindy Munoz received the Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant Award from the Texas Historical Commission. This grant will allow the rehabilitation of the 1962, 1974, and 1979 Granberg Collection. For more information on the Texas Historical Commission please see their website. June 4, 2015

Legacy Update

The Legacy Program in association with the Archaeological Institute of America’s (AIA) Southwest Texas Society has been selected as a recipient of the AIA’s Society Outreach Grant for the project “Title 1 Funding for In School Presentations.” This grant will allow Title 1 schools in the San Antonio area to bring archaeology into the classroom at no cost. For more information on the AIA-Southwest Texas Society please see their website. June 4, 2015

CAR Welcomes a New Director

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Shawn Marceaux has been named the new Director for the Center for Archaeological Research at UTSA! April 13, 2015

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