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Bliss Bruen, her husband Dr. Jim Judge, and Jessica Crawford, SE Regional Director

In Memoriam: Bliss Bruen, advocate & friend

With the sudden passing of Bliss Bruen the Conservancy has lost one of our dearest friends and greatest inspirations. Bliss was a genuine people person and made a point to befriend all of us...

Crowdfunding Helping to Save Endangered Sites – Last Day!

Today, superstores, fast food restaurants and parking lots take up an ever-increasing amount of our nation’s land and open space. Along with the natural resources that are consumed, such rapid, unchecked development also destroys...
Excavations in progress, Benchmark Cave, 1958. Don Fowler taking notes, on left. Photo Courtesy the Museum of Natural History of Utah.

Using Science to Revive Old Excavations

Guest Blog by Professor Bill Lipe Professor Emeritus, Washington State University; Member of the Board of Directors, The Archaeological Conservancy The value (and excitement) of archaeological field work doesn’t end when the pits are backfilled,...

Excavating Newly Discovered Ruins at America’s Biggest Shaker Settlement

Coming This Summer From Our UK-based Friends DigVentures: America’s Biggest Shaker Settlement To Be Unearthed With Help From Crowdfunders, US Military Veterans, and National Geographic This summer, DigVentures is returning to Upstate New York on a...
The archaeological preserve of Chisha’talla’ Today. Once the Chickasaw Nation leased the property TAC, the began bringing visitors from the Nation to their homeland on a regular basis. The Nation established walking trails and erected interpretive signage.

Preserving History of and for the Chickasaw

Guest Blog By Richard Green, Retired Chickasaw Tribal Historian, Writer As tribal historian of the Chickasaw Nation, I produced 19 quarterly issues of The Journal of Chickasaw History, from 1994-1999. Then, for a complete change...
U.S. Department of Energy representative Todd Stribley (left) and Conservancy President Mark Michel met last year to inspect the property. Credit: The Archaeological Conservancy.

Be A Preservation Hero! – Support The Archaeological Conservancy into 2018

Since 1980, we’ve permanently protected over 515 sites in 45 states – sites that otherwise might have been dug up by looters, razed for development, or simply damaged by neglect. We’ve established long term...
Larry L. Baker at work in 2012. Courtesy Larry L. Baker.

Stabilizing Archaeology: Engaging the Public in Architectural Preservation

By Larry L. Baker,  Salmon Ruins Museum, San Juan County Museum Association In 1974, I was hired by Dr. Cynthia Irwin-Williams for her research projects at the Salmon Ruins, near Bloomfield, New Mexico and the...

Help Save America’s Threatened Archaeological Treasures

Give Future Generations the Lasting Gift of Protected Archaeological Heritage! & be the preservation hero we need... Please help save irreplaceable archaeological treasures threatened across the country. Become part of one of the most important forces...
David Noble, The Author, and Head River Guide Marcus Buck on the Conservancy's San Juan River Trip. Photo by Sid Davis.

From Mohawk Ironworkers to Living the Ancient Southwest

By David Grant Noble I came to archaeology unexpectedly, through a side door. The word, archaeology, never came up at home when I was growing up nor did I ever hear it at school. As...
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...