The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2018, is now available!
- COVER: Researchers carefully position a 3-D scanner on the fragile steps of Copán’s Hieroglyphic Stairway. The scans are used to reproduce the stairway.
- Credit: Barbara Fash
THE PAST REPRODUCED BY ELIZABETH LUNDAY
Old and new technologies are being used to reproduce Copán’s fragile hieroglyphic stairway. with VIDEO
DISCOVERING THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TATTOOING BY GAYLE KECK
After decades of ignoring tattooing, archaeologists are now studying its role in the lives of ancient Native Americans. with VIDEO
THE MYSTERY OF HOHOKAM BALLCOURTS BY ALEXANDRA WITZE
Why are there over 200 ballcour ts in Arizona and what were they used for?
THE STORY OF NUNALLEQ BY DAVID MALAKOFF
Climate change and coastal erosion are threatening a remarkable site in southwestern Alaska.
A CASE FOR COLLABORATION BY JULIAN SMITH
According to some researchers, collaborating with the residents of the communities in which archaeologists work makes for better science.
POINT-6 acquisition: A CHACO OUTLIER SAVED
The Dein Ruin appears to have been part of a ceremonial center.
new acquisition: AN ANCIENT EARTHWORK IN THE BACKYARD
Browse Articles Excerpts from our last issue, WINTER 2017-18.