Please join us! Our free public meetings are usually held on the 4th Saturday of each month at noon at the MTSU Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, 225 W. College St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. The Heritage Center is downtown, behind Marina’s restaurant, right off of the town square.  For more information please call, 615-995-2979.

Note: Check out our list of past speakers– click on “Meetings” in the menu  above and  then click on the subcategory “Past Speakers.” 



RCAS January Meeting Information–

Every year, in lieu of our January meeting, we invite you to attend the Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA) meetings held annually in middle Tennessee. This year, this FREE event is being held Jan 18-19 right here in Murfreesboro, at the James Union Building on the campus of MTSU. Friday afternoon is a business meeting, but you definitely want to attend on Saturday, when there are all day presentations and posters covering current archaeological research being done in Tennessee. The meetings are casual and you may come and go as you please according to your own schedule. Parking is also free.
We hope you will be able to attend this once a year special event.

Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology, 2019

Each year the Tennessee Division of Archaeology co-sponsors the annual Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA) meeting along with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU Anthropology) and the Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council to promote the distribution of information about archaeological research in the state over the past year. The 31st annual CRITA meeting will take place Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the Tennessee Room, James Union Building, on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council meeting will be held on Friday afternoon, January 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Past programs and additional information can be found at:–crita-.html

Please contact Mike Moore by email or phone (615-687-4776) with questions or for additional information.

Friday, January 18, 2019
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council meeting
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology business meeting
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
8:25 AM – 8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Current Research Presentations
Lunch : 11:59 AM – 1:15 PM