Organized and sponsored by the Journal of Texas Archeology and History.org

Complete Book Festival Information

Greetings! The Journal of Texas Archeology and History.org is pleased to organize and sponsor the 2015 T.A.S. Book Festival as part of the TAS Annual Meeting in Houston.  We have a terrific line-up of authors presenting recent new publications of interest to our membership and the general public.  The event will begin Friday afternoon, October 23 beginning at 1:00 PM when four authors will present their new books.  Friday is topped off by our evening public speaker, Marilyn Johnson, presenting her new book “Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble” at 4:00 PM. On Saturday we will begin at 9:00 AM and will take a break during the TAS business meeting luncheon.  After lunch Diana Greenlee will present her new book “Poverty Point: Revealing the Forgotten City” about the New World heritage site, Poverty Point.  The book festival will be wrapped up by our banquet speaker, Jean Clottes, presenting his new book on the rock art of India, “Rock Art and Tribal Art in India” (“Des Images pour les Dieux. Art rupestre et Art tribal dans le Centre de l’Inde”) starting at 5:00 PM.  Authors will address the room to discuss their book and the writing process.  Afterward, they will be selling and autographing their books.  The book festival is open to the public and will take place in the hotel atrium near the book room and silent auction.  Following is the schedule of authors presenting their recently published works:

FRIDAY, October 23, 2015
“The Archaeology of Engagement: Conflict and Revolution in the United States” 
Edited by Dana L. Pertermann and Holly K. Norton Presented by Contributing Authors:  Roger G. Moore and Douglas Mangum

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM     WILSON “DUB” CROOK

“The Late Prehistoric of the East Fork:  A Redefinition of Cultural Concepts Along the East Fork of the Trinity River, North Central Texas” 
Wilson W. “Dub” Crook, III and Mark D. Hughston


The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes” 
Editors: Nancy A. Kenmotsu and Douglas K. Boyd Contributing authors: John W. Arnn, III, Douglas K. Boyd, Zackary I. Gilmore, Leonard Kemp, Nancy A. Kenmotsu, Karl W. Kibler, Raymond Mauldin, Khori Newlander, Elton R. Prewitt, John D. Speth, and Jennifer Thompson.

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM     MARILYN JOHNSON

“Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble” 
Marilyn Johnson

SATURDAY, October 24, 2015

 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM     ANDY HALL

“Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast” 
Andrew W. Hall

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM     MIKE WATERS

“The Hogeye Clovis Cache” 
Michael Waters and Thomas Jennings

11:00 PM – 11:50 PM     HARRY SHAFER

“Painters in Prehistory:  Archaeology and Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands.”  
Harry J. Shafer, PhD.


2:00 PM – 2:50 PM     DIANA GREENLEE

“Poverty Point: Revealing the Forgotten City” 
Jenny Ellerbe and Diana M. Greenlee

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM     WES & JACE TUNNELL

Pioneering Archaeology in the Texas Coastal Bend: The Pape-Tunnell Collection” 
John W. Tunnell Jr. and Jace W. Tunnell with a foreword by Thomas R. Hester and contributions from Harold F. Pape, John W. Tunnell Sr., and Thomas R. Hester

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM                             MYRIAM ARCANGELI

“Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe” 
Myriam Arcangeli

5:00 PM – 5:50 PM                             JEAN CLOTTES

“Rock Art and Tribal Art in India”  (“Des Images pour les Dieux. Art rupestre et Art tribal dans le Centre de l’Inde”) 
Jean Clottes, Foix, France

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