Visting the Past with the Future: Dr. Jim Judge visits Chaco Canyon with his grandson. Credit Jim Judge and Bliss Bruen.

Saving America’s Archaeological Treasures

Give Future Generations the Gift of Archaeological Heritage! Please help us save irreplaceable archaeological treasures threatened across the country. This year, The Archaeological Conservancy was able to save 23 extraordinary archaeological sites from damage and destruction....

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

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...
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...
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...