An aerial view of the Danbury site. The new preserve is the open field to the right of the houses. Credit: Gregory Spatz.

Danbury Site Preservation: A Long And Winding Road

Danbury (Ohio) Today the western basin of Lake Erie is dominated by the cities of Windsor, Detroit, and Toledo, and a myriad of small cities and towns mostly serving the vacation trade. Prehistorically, American Indians...
After a rain, historic and prehistoric pottery, as well as stone tools from various time periods, washed into piles on the site’s surface. Photo The Archaeological Conservancy.

Chickasawba: Where Beautiful Pottery was produced

Chickasawba (Arkansas) Located in the northeastern corner of Arkansas, Chickasawba is a large site believed to have originally consisted of three mounds arranged around a plaza area, and three other, smaller mounds, located on the...
Some of the Many Petroglyphs at the Terrarium site that will be protected when the Conservancy and our Members are able to preserve the site. Photo The Archaeological Conservancy.

Terrarium Site: A Window into The Pomo World of 2,000 Years Ago

The Conservancy is working to preserve a remarkable Central Pomo site in California. Populated about 2,000 years ago, the Terrarium site has the potential to yield new and important insights into the proto-Pomo expansion...
U.S. Department of Energy representative Todd Stribley (left) and Conservancy President Mark Michel met last year to inspect the property. Credit: The Archaeological Conservancy.

Teapot Dome (Wyoming)

The Conservancy has established a new preserve in Wyoming, located about thirty-five miles north of Casper, on a portion of the Teapot Dome Oilfield, which is named after a local rock formation called Teapot...
Small Mississippian-style arrow points have been found around Taylor Mound. Credit: The Archaeological Conservancy.

Taylor Mound (Mississippi)

Taylor Mound is largely a mystery. It hasn’t been professionally excavated, so all that’s known about it is that it stands approximately ten-feet tall and it’s surrounded by a midden that stretches for an...
A reconstructed polychrome bowl recovered from the Kipp Ruin. Photo The Archaeological Conservancy.

Kipp Ruin (New Mexico)

The Conservancy was gifted an 80-acre parcel containing the Kipp Ruin, a multi-component prehistoric community located on the floodplain of the Mimbres River,  in Southwest New Mexico. The site was first recorded by archaeologists...
Jug handles give Meyer pottery its distinctive character. Photo: Jim Walker/The Archaeological Conservancy.

Meyer Pottery Kiln (Texas)

After emigrating from Germany to Texas in 1884, William Meyer began working in a pottery workshop in Bexar County. After marrying the daughter of a fellow worker, Meyer and his new father-in-law, Franz Schultz,...
McCarty Mound, an unusual Woodland Period Mound, Lies in East St. Louis

McCarty Mound (Illinois)

The American Bottom is located across the Mississippi River from Saint Louis, Missouri, and it’s the largest expanse of floodplain on the river. Though it has a long history of human occupation, it’s been...
Gaylord Robb holds up a large sandstone slab that could have served as a door for a storage pit or a pit house. Credit: Chaz Evans/ The Archaeological Conservancy.

Virgin River Village (Utah)

Three years ago Gaylord Robb brought the Virgin River Village, five-acre prehistoric site located in southwest Utah, to the Conservancy’s attention. At the time, the Conservancy was in the process of acquiring Paragonah Mounds...
Visting the Past with the Future: Dr. Jim Judge visits Chaco Canyon with his grandson. Credit Jim Judge and Bliss Bruen.

Chaco Scholars Lend Support to Save Holmes Group Site

Chaco Canyon. 1000 years ago, all roads led there. Sadly, today modern roads have multiplied into a maze of archaeological destruction. Damage comes from oil and gas drilling; and looters gain easy access to...