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TxDOT archeology turns 50!

We are officially over the hill! 2020 marks the fiftieth year that TxDOT archeologists have been working in the field to preserve archeological sites that are significant to Texas’ history.

In 1970, TxDOT was the first agency to conduct permitted excavations in Texas. Before that, most archeology was done privately by researchers. We’ve dug up tens of thousands of cubic feet of dirt in this time.

Subscribe and learn more about our program and get involved in historic preservation today! Stay tuned for our quarterly webinars. Find out how to get involved.

In the field:

Request to become a consulting party for an archeology project and include the Project ID (CSJ).

Read more about the historic preservation process at TxDOT.

TxDOT Roadside Chat webinars

Learn more about research and projects through these quarterly webinars.

Archeology presentations are available below. See the full list of topics from the series here.

Ongoing research

Learn more about the innovative research from TxDOT’s archeology team through our webinars and more.