Torrance County Archaeological Society


      Torrance County Archaeological Society Mission Statement

                 The Torrance County Archaeological Society will:

• Preserve and protect prehistoric and historic remains of this region.


• Educate members and public in archaeological and ethnological fields.


• Conduct archaeological studies, research, surveys, and excavations.


• Encourage the publication of research results of the Society.


• Cooperate with other scientific institutions, especially the programs of the                  Archaeological Society of New Mexico and its affiliates.                           



                  History        Officers        Links     Sitewatch Program  

               CALENDAR    Historic Sites Project   Library   Liability Waiver

2012 ASNM Meeting    TCAS Bylaws   TCAS Honorees

2017 ASNM Annual Meeting        TCAS Membership

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Listen to:

“Archaeology and History in Your Backyard

Recently, our local radio station,

KXNM 88.7 FM started broadcasting

short programs about little known

people and events that took place right here in your backyard.  These scripts were written by TCAS members.  For the most part, these stories cover interesting facts, stories and legends about the past and people that lived right here in the Estancia Valley and surrounding areas here in Central New Mexico. Clicking on the image to the right will take you directly to the KXNM Archaeology in Your Backyard web page.

2017 ASNM Annual Meeting

The Torrance County Archaeological Society has agreed to host the 2017 annual meeting of the Archaeological Society of New Mexico on the weekend of May 5—7, 2017.  The theme selected for the meeting is:

“The Peopling of Central New Mexico: Paleo to Pueblo”

Planning has begun and “Chairs” for the various activities involved have been selected for most activities.  Volunteers will be solicited to fill gaps and to help with the arrangements for the meetings.  As the program develops all materials will be posted on the TCAS website,