Archaeology Section

Welcome to the Home Page of the Archaeology Section!

The Archaeology Section meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Clubhouse, where we delve into a number of topics involving human existence and the forebears of modern humans and their artifacts. This includes some anthropology and paleontology–many of the Archaeology Section members are also Paleontology Section members.

Every month the Archaeology Section (AS) Vice-Chairman picks an archaeological subject, area, or thing of interest. He/she notifies all HGMS members who have attended AS meetings or field trips via e-mail with links to information on the next AS meeting topic. That allows members to do their homework before the meeting, and to bring in information, pictures, artifacts, or other items relating to that topic to discuss or present for Show & Tell. Usually there are from 12 to 20 HGMS members in attendance for each AS meeting. Several members regularly bring very interesting archaeological artifacts to show.

If you are interested in the Archaeology Section of the Houston Gem & Mineral Society, contact Dr. Garth Clark at


Current officers:

Chairman: Bob Moore
Secretary: Nancy Engelhardt-Moore
Treasurer: Bob Moore
Board Representative: Nancy Engelhardt-Moore


The first meeting of the Archaeology Group was in November, 2010 with HGMS members who were interested in forming the new group. On August 23, 2011, the HGMS membership voted to create the Archaeology Section. Garth Clark, M.D. was the interim Chairman for the fall of 2011, and Terrell William “Terry” Proctor, J.D. was the interim Vice-Chairman. The first full-term officers were elected in October of 2011 for the 2012 HGMS fiscal year. Elected officers were Garth Clark, M.D. as Chairman, Terrell William “Terry” Proctor, J.D. as Vice-Chairman, Burton Dworsky as Secretary, Bob Moore as Treasurer, and Terry Proctor as the HGMS Board Representative.