Thank You and Good Luck Lauren!

Dear friends and colleagues, 

Thank you so much for making my past few years at TARL some of the best years of my career. Although it’s time for me to move on, I have enjoyed working with and learning from you, and I’m deeply grateful to everyone who welcomed me and shared their expertise with me. TARL is a truly special place and I will miss being a part of it. This isn’t goodbye, though–you will all see me around at professional and community events, not to mention doing research in the TARL library! 

I wish you all the best,


We would like to thank Lauren Bussiere, our curatorial assistant, for her wonderful work here since 2015. Lauren is leaving TARL to explore a new stage in her career with a commercial company  SEARCH, Inc. Lauren has been an invaluable contributor to TARL, adding constant dedication to her archival work ensuring the preservation of material in perpetuity and facilitating both student and public outreach. Within the Texas archaeological community, Lauren is highly valued and respected for her contributions both to TARL and its associated researchers. Her work is often marked by innovation and commitment to implementing the most up to date curatorial standards.  With the utmost enthusiasm valuing all that archaeology has to offer a community, Lauren frequently engaged in educational opportunities, oversight of undergraduate internships, and outreach through our blog, Facebook, and TARL newsletter.

As a true Texan, Lauren received her B.A. from Texas State University and then went on to earn an M.A. from the University of California, San Diego. With robust experience, her career includes work in Jordan, Mexico, Belize, California, and Texas. Her vast knowledge and capabilities will make her an excellent Laboratory Manager for SEARCH, Inc! While we will greatly miss Lauren, we wish her the best of luck and are excited for the possibility to work with her in a different capacity in the future!