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Professor Alston Thoms, June 18, 1948 — June 4, 2021

It is with the greatest of sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of our dear friend and colleague, Alston Thoms, who passed peacefully on the 3rd of June. Alston had been with our department for more than 30 years, and was at the core of our CRM program for many years. His outreach efforts with the Indigenous Peoples of Texas helped to transform archaeology in the state, as did his research into the evolution of plant-food cooking technology. Alston was a kind and caring friend and mentor, and we will miss him deeply.



Please join our family and friends for a celebration of Alston’s life

on Saturday June 26 at 10:00

Lawrence Chapel Community Center adjacent to the cemetery
2800 County Road 473, Thrall, Texas 76578
Food and refreshments to follow

Memorials may be made to Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation
1313 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

For more information contact John Thoms