Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem holding an Arkansas headpot. Photo courtesy Arkansas Archeological Survey.

Surprises around Every Corner: Archaeology, the Parkin Site, and the Archaeological Conservancy

By Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem By age 15, I had decided to be a veterinarian. I managed to get a job with a local vet in Lakeland, Florida, and worked there for the next five...
Working on excavations at the Burch House site at Port Tobacco. Photo Courtesy Kelley Berliner.

Remembering The Public: Connecting Archaeology & Outreach

Introducing Our Eastern Regional Field Assistant: Kelley Berliner As a kid, historical markers, antique malls, flea markets, steam engine tractor shows, and just about anything else that had to do with old things were mandatory...
Josh McConaughy, left, celebrates the donation of the Town Square Mound by the Town Square Bank with Bank President Bruce VanHorn

Rock Shelters & Mounds: Dedication and Preservation in My Midwest

Introducing Our Midwest Regional Field Assistant: Josh McConaughy As an undergraduate student at Ohio University I began to be attracted to archaeology after I participated in a field school that focused on a rock shelter...
Carol Condie, holding photo board in front of a house in Elida, New Mexico, 1999. This contract project was to record all of the buildings along a 63-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in southeastern New Mexico prior to planned alterations to the highway. The construction technique was an unusual one in our experience, but seemed to be common in the area. Wooden forms were set in place as they would have been for a concrete pour, but instead of concrete, adobe mud mixed with gypsum was poured into the forms and allowed to set up. This doubtless required sequential pours.

Anthropology, New Mexico Fieldwork, & The Archaeological Conservancy

The path to my spot on the Conservancy Board began early and ran a ragged course. I was born in Provo, Utah, but since both of my parents grew up in small towns in southwestern...
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.

Economics & Archaeology: My Road to 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.

Standing My Ground for Archaeology & Preservation

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

Help Support The Archaeological Conservancy into 2017

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.

Saving America’s Archaeological Treasures

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....

Help Save A Chaco Outlier: Meet the Holmes Group Site

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

Site Saved 500th Site Pueblo: Incredible Chaco Outlier

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...