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...
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...
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....
Fragment of bone at Amity Pueblo

Tribes, Archaeologists Appeal Government Over Amity Pueblo Desecration

by Mark Sanders - guest author Almost a year ago to the day, the Phoenix New Times reported on large-scale site disturbances at Amity Pueblo, a long-abandoned Native American settlement located in the eastern Arizona village...

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,...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...