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Cultivation, Cooperation, and Conflict | American Archaeology

Researchers are studying the connections between early plant domestication and changing patterns of settlement and conflict during the Middle Holocene.  By Julian Smith This is an...

Summer Travel | American Archaeology

Editor’s note: This travel article was planned before the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. If you’re considering visiting any of the Conservancy’s...
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Watch the First Episode of our Virtual Tour Video Series

Take a guided tour of our preserves from the comfort of your living room in our new Virtual Tour Video Series! We are excited to take...

Donkey Drama on Stallings Island

Donkeys and goats were introduced on this Conservancy site in 2008 to control plant overgrowth.  Recently, an ill-mannered male donkey had to be removed...

Virtual Tour Video Series

Take a guided tour of our preserves from the comfort of your living room in our new Virtual Tour Video Series!  We are excited to take you on our first virtual tour to Arroyo Hondo Pueblo led by Southwestern Regional Director and Vice President, James Walker.

Explore the Wonders of the Past

El Tajin was a Totonac capital occupied between AD 500 and 1200. Photo: The Archaeological Conservancy.

From the remote jungles of Honduras to the pristine rivers of the American Southwest, our archaeological tours promise exciting adventure. Whether you like touring Maya temples or learning about North American rock art, you’ll be sure to find a Conservancy tour that fits your interest. For more than 20 years, the Conservancy has conducted tours ranging in length from four days to two weeks. Expert guides always accompany our tours, providing unique insights about the places we visit. Tour regions include the American Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest, as well as Mexico and Central and South America. Click here to see all our tours >>

Please note that our tour schedule is being updated and trips are being cancelled due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic. We are actively monitoring the situation.  We will soon be introducing virtual tour experiences and lectures online. Stay tuned and thank you all for your patience and understanding.

 

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Peoples of the Lower Mississippi Valley: October 17-24, 2020

Beginning in Memphis and following the Mississippi River south to Natchez, our journey travels through more than five thousand years of history – from ancient earthen mounds to Civil War battlefields. As early as 3500 B.C. and for the next 5,000 years, rich and complex mound-builder cultures developed along the fertile Mississippi River Valley. Amidst the charm of the Old South and the magic of one of the world’s greatest rivers, our trip explores the region’s fascinating cultures. Learn More.

 

 

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Oaxaca: October 23-November 2, 2020

Street Parade, Oaxaca City

Join us in Oaxaca, Mexico during one of themost unusual festivals anywhere – the Day of the Dead. Oaxaca lies in a semitropical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur. The city’s architecture reflects its rich Spanish Colonial and modern history. Vast ruins of Ancient Mixtecan and Zapotecan civilizations lie just outside the city. Oaxacan archaeologist Dr. Jeffrey Blomster will accompany us on our trip. Learn More.

 

 

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