American Archaeology Magazine Spring 2017 is Here!

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COVER: A feather bundle (upper right), a pair of tapestry-woven yucca sandals (below) and a woman’s yucca-cordage apron with human-hair waistcord are some of the artifacts researchers have reexcavated. Credit: Courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History cat. # H-13338; the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Brigham Young University cat. #1992.30.1 and .2; the Field Museum of Natural History cat. #165246/Laurie Webster

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2017, is now available!

  • COVER: A feather bundle (upper right), a pair of tapestry-woven yucca
    sandals (below) and a woman’s yucca-cordage apron with human-hair
    waistcord are some of the artifacts researchers have re-excavated.
  • Credit: Courtesy of Credit: Courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History cat. # H-13338; the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Brigham Young University cat. #1992.30.1 and .2; the Field Museum of Natural History cat. #165246/Laurie Webster

Articles:

REEXCAVATING THE COLLECTIONS BY WAYNE CURTIS
Researchers with the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project are calling attention to thousands of ancient perishable artifacts.

LIFE IN THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP BY DAVID MALAKOFF
Archaeologists are studying how escaped slaves lived freely in a vast wetland in the Southeast.

A STORY OF SALT BY ELIZABETH LUNDAY
Submerged saltworks are revealing information about Maya trade, their wooden material culture, and climate change.

REMEMBERING HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENTS BY JULIAN SMITH
Archaeologists are learning about the lives of thousands of Chinese workers who endured racism and other hardships while helping to build North America’s great railroads in the nineteenth century.

ARCHAEOLOGY UNDER ATTACK BY TAMARA STEWART
A variety of threats confront archaeologists.

New Acquisitions:
ANOTHER MOUND SAVED
The Conservancy obtains an easement to protect an ancient mound in northwest Mississippi.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE TEAPOT DOME
The cultural resources of this famous oil field are now
protected by the Conservancy.

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