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...
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...
Park Closed, Federal Government Shutdown

What the Federal Shutdown Means for Cultural Resource Protection

The United States entered into its first federal shutdown in 17 years at midnight after Congress failed to agree on the terms of a new fiscal year budget. As a result, all non-essential federal...

Peoples of the Lower Mississippi Valley

~The Conservancy is running this fabulous tour again - This fall 2018! View Itinerary here ! To join us on this tour contact us at tours.tac@gmail.com or by phone at (505) 266-1540. From Jessica Crawford,...
Regional Director Paul Gardner checking on a site.

A “Road to Damascus” Moment

Introducing  Our Midwest Regional Director, Part 2 of  the Midwest Regional Office Blog By Paul Gardner Becoming the Midwest Regional Director for The Archaeological Conservancy exemplifies John Lennon’s saying that “Life is what happens to you while you’re...
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...

Civic Pride and Conservation Archaeology

Introducing Our Eastern Regional Director: Andy Stout My first memory of anything connected to archaeology was when I was a boy in the 1970’s, and while working in a community garden next to my childhood...
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...
Carol Condie, holding photo board in front of a house in Elida, New Mexico, 1999. This contract project was to record all of the buildings along a 63-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in southeastern New Mexico prior to planned alterations to the highway. The construction technique was an unusual one in our experience, but seemed to be common in the area. Wooden forms were set in place as they would have been for a concrete pour, but instead of concrete, adobe mud mixed with gypsum was poured into the forms and allowed to set up. This doubtless required sequential pours.

Anthropology, New Mexico Fieldwork, & The Archaeological Conservancy

The path to my spot on the Conservancy Board began early and ran a ragged course. I was born in Provo, Utah, but since both of my parents grew up in small towns in southwestern...
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...