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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
Excavation of La Belle hull

Digging Deeper: La Salle Archaeological Projects

Digging Deeper is our new blog series that revisits the sites and stories covered in previous issues of American Archaeology Magazine. In our first installment of American Archaeology Magazine in 1997, we reported on the discovery...