Gordon Wilson, TAC Chairman of the Board, visiting the Conservancy's 501st Saved Site with fellow board members, William 'Bill' Lipe and Carol Condie (left), and Dorinda Oliver (right). Photo: The Archaeological Conservancy.

I was first exposed to Native Americans and ancient cultures in grade school during the early days of black and white television, when the shows were mostly about cowboys and Indians. And, my sixth...
The Author, Tamara Stewart, hiking Moon Mtn in the foothills of Santa Fe.

Introducing Our Assistant Editor of American Archaeology Magazine and Southwest Regional Coordinator: Tamara Stewart Looking down the barrel of the 12-gauge shotgun, the tiny but intimidating Billie Russell was aiming at me, I feebly tried...
Holmes Group LiDAR Image By Richard Friedman

This past year has been a tremendous success with the help of generous donors like yourself. Because our amazing Conservancy members, we have preserved more than 23 sites from damage and destruction in 2016...
Visting the Past with the Future: Dr. Jim Judge visits Chaco Canyon with his grandson. Credit Jim Judge and Bliss Bruen.

Give Future Generations the Gift of Archaeological Heritage! Please help us save irreplaceable archaeological treasures threatened across the country. This year, The Archaeological Conservancy was able to save 23 extraordinary archaeological sites from damage and destruction....

The Holmes Group Project is your chance to help preserve an endangered Chaco outlier archaeological site. Join us! Share the excitement of protecting this phenomenal piece of America’s Heritage. Without your support, the ancient...
500th Site Celebration T-shirt Design

Here at the Archaeological Conservancy as we celebrate 36 years of saving sites, we are about to purchase our 500th site! The so named 500th Site Pueblo, is an amazing 45-acre Chaco outlier occupied from...
Dr. Jim Judge at Chaco Canyon.

In some 30 years as a practicing archaeologist, I directed or participated in the excavation of a wide variety of sites, spanning in time from 10,000 BC to AD 1835, and in type from...
TAC CEO Mark Michel recounts the saga of The Hopewell site’s preservation in front on an NPS interpretive sign at the site. Photo Bliss Bruen/The Archaeological Conservancy.

This past year has been another tremendously successful year for The Archaeological Conservancy. Because of our members and supporters we have preserved more than 21 sites from damage and destruction so far this year...
Henderson leading an Archaeological Conservancy Tour at Caana Pyramid a part of Caracol Mayan Ruins, Belize.

My active involvement with the Conservancy began — in the early 1990s, I think — with a phone call from Jim Walker.  Peter Harrison, who normally accompanied Conservancy trips to Belize and the Petén,...
Michael Bawaya is the editor of American Archaeology. Credit: Chaz Evans

Introducing Our Editor of American Archaeology Magazine: Michael Bawaya Once upon a time I was editing business, performing arts, and luxury homes publications. I knew little about archaeology and had never heard of the Conservancy....