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Location of Nightengale Archeological Center in Kingsland, Texas.
Location of Nightengale Archeological Center in Kingsland, Texas.





Photo of LUAS members in the field




LUAS Membership Form

The Llano Uplift Archeological Society (LUAS) is an active organization that offers training and hands-on archeological experience to its members. LUAS was organized to study and help preserve historic and prehistoric sites in the Llano/Burnet Uplift ("Central Mineral Region") and adjacent areas of the Texas Hill Country. Members meet monthly at the Nightengale Archeological Center in Kingsland to hear presentations on archeological sites and related topics.

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Through monthly field trips, members have the opportunity to visit archeological sites and conduct archeological surveys, many on scenic private lands not accessible to the general public. LUAS volunteers also conduct biweekly excavations at the Graham-Applegate site in Kingsland, where they are uncovering the thousand-year-old remains of a "rancheria," or village. Stewardship of the Nightengale Archeological Center in Kingsland is an important responsibility for LUAS members who enjoy conducting tours for the public.

If you would like to become a member of LUAS, check out the LUAS website or complete the Membership Form and mail to:

LUAS
P.O. BOx 302
Kingsland, TX 78639.

LUAS Membership Form

LUAS members have conducted extensive excavations at the Graham-Applegate rancheria. Photo by Gene Schaffner.

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Photo of LUAS members in the field