TARL Students

Kerri Wilhelm

In the blog we will be introducing you to the many wonderful and accomplished students who contribute to the ongoing projects at TARL.   We host dedicated undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about Texas prehistory and archeology, archeological collections processing, management of archeological collections, records and archives, and performing collections-based research.  They benefit from the multi-discipline approach we take to managing the collections and learning practical skills that will assist them as they move forward in their chosen fields of study and professional endeavors.  We are committed to using the collections to inspire the following generations of archeologists, anthropologists and collections management professionals.  Check back on the blog as we provide regular updates on the projects our students are undertaking.

Drawing from the student body at the University of Texas at Austin, in addition to working with student researchers visiting the collections from colleges and universities from across the country, TARL provides valuable learning opportunities.  We accept interns and student volunteers every semester.  If you are a UT student interested in interning at TARL for academic credit, please contact your undergraduate advisor on campus for information pertaining to formal internship requirements in your department of study prior to contacting TARL staff.  If you are a UT student interested in volunteering on a project at TARL please contact Diane Ruetz by email at: druetz@mail.utexas.edu to discuss your interests and availability.

If you are a graduate student (or undergraduate or visiting researcher) interested in discussing collections and artifacts available for study, documentation and dissertation research, please contact our Head of Collections, Marybeth Tomka, at: marybeth.tomka@austin.utexas.edu.

We are located north of UT’s main downtown campus at the Pickle Research Campus.  There are Metro buses which can take you from the downtown campus to TARL, so be sure to check the campus bus schedule here:


Parking here at the Pickle Research campus requires a valid University of Texas parking permit, so be sure to ask staff about parking arrangements when scheduling your visit.

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One thought on “TARL Students”

  1. Howdy!
    My name is Andrew Altizer and I am the president of the Texas A&M Galveston Archaeology Club, I am extremely interested in getting in contact with someone about future internship opportunities and volunteer positions you may have available. Please contact me at —-

    Thanks and Gig’em

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