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Published on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Dr. Harry Shafer, Retired Professor Emeritus from Texas A&M University – College Station and Historic Design and Review (HDRC) Commissioner for Council District 2, was honored on Oct. 27, 2012, with the Texas Archeological Society’s (TAS) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented at the TAS Annual Meeting held in Tyler, Texas, Oct. 25-28, 2012. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor that the TAS bestows. It recognizes an individual TAS member’s lifetime commitment to Texas archaeology. The TAS Board selects a TAS member in recognition of his or her lifetime involvement in TAS and Texas archaeology.
Dr. Shafer was appointed to the HDRC in 2009. He is a Fellow of the TAS (1985) and received the President’s Merit Award from the TAS in 2004. Other awards include the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Archeologist of the Year in 1994, the Society of American Archaeology (SAA) Award for Excellence in Lithic Studies in 1995, and the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M – College Station Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. Dr. Shafer has more than 50 years of professional experience in archaeology. He founded the archeology program in the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M – College Station in 1972 where he taught for 30 years. He is the co-author of Ancient Texans: Rockart and Lifeways along the Lower Pecos and has authored numerous other publications. He is currently President of Abasolo Archaeological Consultants in San Antonio. As a HDRC Commissioner, Dr. Shafer works to ensure that the archaeological heritage of the City of San Antonio is preserved and protected.
For more information please contact Kay Hindes, City Archaeologist, Office of Historic Preservation at 210-207-7306 or 830-570-0138 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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