TAC CEO Mark Michel recounts the saga of The Hopewell site’s preservation in front on an NPS interpretive sign at the site. Photo Bliss Bruen/The Archaeological Conservancy.

Looking Back at 2015, Support Us into 2016

This past year has been another tremendously successful year for The Archaeological Conservancy. Because of our members and supporters we have preserved more than 21 sites from damage and destruction so far this year...
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 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...
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...
Holmes Group LiDAR Image By Richard Friedman

Help Support The Archaeological Conservancy into 2017

This past year has been a tremendous success with the help of generous donors like yourself. Because our amazing Conservancy members, we have preserved more than 23 sites from damage and destruction in 2016...

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...

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...
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...
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,...
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...