National Register of Historic Places Plaque

How Archaeological Sites Are Preserved

Preservation Standards In much of the literature concerning Archaeology in America, the words preservation and conservation appear often. Most people understand these words in terms of resources – we need to conserve water, or we...
6 US Forts You Didn't Learn About in History Class

6 U.S. Forts You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

In recent years, a number of U.S. Forts have been discovered by archaeologists. Let's explore some of their history and the lessons they can share with us. 1. Fort San Juan, North Carolina Who: Built by Conquistador...

The Great Mound Builders’ Debate and Origins of Our First Field Office

Introducing the Origins of Our First Field Office: the Midwest Regional Office by Paul Gardner, Midwest Regional Director When modern Americans think of the nation’s archaeological heritage, most probably conjure up images of the adobe ruins and...
Dr. Jim Judge at Chaco Canyon.

The Archaeology of Puzzle House: Preservation and Excavation

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...
Davis holds a vessel from the collections of the University of Arkansas Museum. Among many other positions she was assistant director of the museum from 1963 to 1967. photo by RICHARD BERQUIST

In Memoriam Hester Davis – A National Treasure

We mourn the recent passing of Hester Davis, considered a national treasure by the archaeological community. She served as the Arkanas State Archaeologist from the creation of the position, in 1967, until her retirement...
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...
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...

Magnetic Re-Survey of Junction Group Archaeological Preserve

Magnetic Re-Survey of the new Junction Group Archaeological Preserve is Now Underway Guest Blogger: Dr. Jarrod Burks, Board President for Heartland Earthworks Conservancy With the final crop of soybeans harvested and the land on which...

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...
Best of the Southwest Tour members visiting the Great Tower Complex, Yellow Jacket Preserve

Looking Back on 33 Years: My Favorite Preserve

My Favorite Preserve from James B. Walker, SW Regional Director Celebrating 35th years of The Archaeological Conservancy with the People of the Conservancy Looking back on my 33 years of working for the Archaeological Conservancy, it is really...