The Llano Uplift Archeological Society (LUAS) was organized by people who are interested in the protection, conservation, and study of historic and prehistoric materials and sites in the Llano Uplift and adjacent areas of the Texas Hill Country.  The Llano Uplift, also known as the “Central Mineral Region,” is a unique geological area of the state composed of primarily granite, gneiss, and schist.

The organization’s primary goals include educating membership, students, and the public, and supporting other groups, researchers, and educators with similar interests.  Stewardship of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s (LCRA) Nightengale Archaeological Center (NAC) is a major responsibility of LUAS. 


LUAS meetings are held at the NAC at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month except June and December and usually feature a guest speaker.   


LUAS member volunteers conduct bi-monthly open houses at the NAC that provide the public with opportunities to learn about the prehistoric past of the Llano Uplift and Central Texas.  These open houses, which include public tours of the center, are held on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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