East Texas Archeological Conference

Welcome to the East Texas Archeological Conference

We invite you to join us at the University of Texas at Tyler for the 24th annual East Texas Archeological Conference. This year's conference will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

This 2017 ETAC will feature a full day of presentations as well as a keynote speaker. Lunch will also be provided for attendees. Our keynote speaker, Justin Parkoff, will discuss TAMU's work with the U.S.S. Westfield, a northern ship scuttled in the Houston ship channel in the Civil War, and now the subject of a new exhibition.

The ETAC schedule will be posted shortly.



University of Texas at Tyler.

First Floor of the Business Building, Room 153.

No Parking Passes will be needed on the day of the event.

Click HERE for a UTT campus map.


There is still space available in the program for a few additional presentations. If you wish to present, please contact the organizers by April 1st.


This year, the ETAC offers five $200 travel scholarships for students. Again, if you are an undergraduate or graduate student attending, you need not be a presenter to qualify. However, presenters will be given preference for the awards. To be considered, simply email a letter of interest to tguderjan@uttyler.edu by April 1st.


Lunch will be provided for attendees. The cost will be $10 in advance or cash at the door. You can pay in advance via Paypal or you can mail advance payment to Maya Research Program; 1910 E SE Loop 323 #296; Tyler, Texas 75701 (All proceeds are directed to the ETAC.)

The organizers ask that you please pay in advance so they will have an accurate estimate for the caterers. You can email (tguderjan@uttyler.edu)if you prefer to pay cash on the day of the conference.


STAYBRIDGE SUITES is the designated ETAC hotel.

 2759 McDonald Road & SE Loop 323, Tyler, Texas 75701 903.566.1100   http://www.staybridge.com



Dr. Thomas H. Guderjan tguderjan@uttyler.edu  817-831-9011

Dr. Cory Sills esills@uttyler.edu

Colleen Hanratty cchanratty@gmail.com

Dr. Tim Perttula tkp4747@aol.com