Henderson leading an Archaeological Conservancy Tour at Caana Pyramid a part of Caracol Mayan Ruins, Belize.

Traveling Professor Henderson’s World of the Ancient Maya

My active involvement with the Conservancy began — in the early 1990s, I think — with a phone call from Jim Walker.  Peter Harrison, who normally accompanied Conservancy trips to Belize and the Petén,...
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...
Mendota State Hospital Group Madison Wisconsin

The Preservation of Effigy Mounds in Madison and the Four Lakes Region

Scattered around the landscape of the Great Lakes lies more than 200 individual preserved mounds. In the city of Madison alone there are a dozen mound sites available to visitors in parks and other...

Excavating Newly Discovered Ruins at America’s Biggest Shaker Settlement

Coming This Summer From Our UK-based Friends DigVentures: America’s Biggest Shaker Settlement To Be Unearthed With Help From Crowdfunders, US Military Veterans, and National Geographic This summer, DigVentures is returning to Upstate New York on a...
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...
Jessica Crawford, Southeastern Regional Director overlooking the Parchman site. Photo George Lowry/Archaeological Conservancy.

Parchman Site and My Road to The Archaeological Conservancy

Introducing Our Southeastern Regional Director: Jessica Crawford People often ask me which of the sites in my region is my favorite. I nearly always have a different answer. It’s very easy to become attached to...

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...
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....

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,...
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...