Welcome to the El Paso Archaeological Society Website!

EPAS is a dynamic organization of approximately 250 avocational and professional archaeologists. We are a nonprofit group dedicated to conservation and preservation of cultural resources. Our activities offer something for almost everyone interested in archaeology - from interesting speakers to hands-on experience. Look around our website and see if there is something for you and thanks for visiting our site. This coming year, EPAS will be celebrating 95 years as an organization and this is the 40th upcoming year of the museum. Please remember that all donations to EPAS are a tax free deduction.

The El Paso Archaeological Society offers a variety of rewarding and exciting opportunities in addition to monthly meetings with outstanding speakers and periodic field trips.  Our journal The Artifact is widely recognized, our monthly newsletter, El Paso Archaeology, keeps the membership informed, and our members serve as volunteers at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology.  Other educational and fun activities include the following:


Our lab facility at the Wilderness Park Museum is available for studying archaeological materials and other EPAS activities. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join us on Wednesdays around 10.00 A.M. We often have experts available who can answer your questions on archaeology, geology, botany, and other related topics.

Liaison and advocacy


Community liaisons attend local meetings as advocates of archaeological conservation and preservation. Currently, we are active in protecting the cultural and natural resources at Keystone Dam, Hueco Tanks State Historical Park, and Fort Bliss's Castner Range.


EPAS is a member of the Texas Archeological Society, the Archaeological Society of New Mexico,  the Southwest Federation of Archaeological Societies, and the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition.


EPAS has an excellent library of archaeological books, journals, and periodicals. The collection, located at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, is a valuable research tool for members and the public.

Texas Archeology Awareness Month

Every October EPAS participates in this annual statewide program in association with the Texas Historical Commission and the El Paso Museum of Archaeology.

El Paso Archaeological Society
P.O. Box 4345
El Paso, TX 79914-4345
A nonprofit organization founded in 1922

Website designed by Joseph Gutierrez