The February program featured Ron Ralph speaking on:
will once again be directing Field School survey activities in the area.
Thursday's talk will cover the survey work he
led in 2010 on the Calvert property and the 2011 survey on the Larry Oefinger Ranch on Hondo Creek between Hondo and the Calvert/Eagle Bluff site.
Ron's presentations are always exuberant; we are pleased that he
will be bringing us up to speed on what's happening around Hondo this June.
began studying caves and archeology in California in 1963 and has worked extensively throughout the southwestern United States and much of northern Mexico.
He worked 13 years as an archeological consultant before joining the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for 21 years.
Since retiring from TPWD in 1997, he has returned to consulting and has worked as an independent contractor since 2000.
has taught nearly 30 archeological and speleological training courses and workshops, presented more than 30 papers at conferences and published more than 50 research reports.
He is currently President and in the past served as Treasurer and Office Manager of the Texas Speleological Survey.
Ron also served as President of the Texas Archeological Society in 2005.
He chaired the TAS Reports and Curation Committee for a number of years and is now chairing the TAS Nominating Committee.