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...
Michael Bawaya is the editor of American Archaeology. Credit: Chaz Evans

Reporting Archaeology: Memorable Maya Moments from the Field

Introducing Our Editor of American Archaeology Magazine: Michael Bawaya Once upon a time I was editing business, performing arts, and luxury homes publications. I knew little about archaeology and had never heard of the Conservancy....
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...

TAC 2014 Year in Review- Support Us Into The New Year

This past year has been a tremendous success. We, with the support of our members and donors,  have preserved more than 19 sites from damage and destruction so far this year – sites that...

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...

The Archaeological Conservancy Celebrates 35 Years of Preservation

  This year we are celebrating the 35th anniversary of The Archaeological Conservancy’s founding.  In 1980, a small group of preservationists and archaeologists, led by California physicist and businessman Jay T. Last, were determined to...
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...
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...
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...
500th Site Celebration T-shirt Design

Site Saved 500th Site Pueblo: Incredible Chaco Outlier

Here at the Archaeological Conservancy as we celebrate 36 years of saving sites, we are about to purchase our 500th site! The so named 500th Site Pueblo, is an amazing 45-acre Chaco outlier occupied from...