A reconstructed pot recovered from a Swift Creek burial mound.

Bird Hammock (Florida)

The Conservancy recently acquired the first of three tracts of an important site near the city of Tallahassee, in northwest Florida. The Bird Hammock site is a multi-component site consisting of two burial mounds...
Blockhouse 8 is seen in the foreground of this scale model of Fort Greenville.

Fort Greenville (Ohio)

 General Anthony Wayne was an important figure during the early formation of the American military. He led troops against the British during the American Revolution and was appointed commander-in-chief of the United States Army...
Prospect Hill Plantation

Prospect Hill Plantation (Mississippi)

The Archaeological Conservancy is raising funds through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo for the preservation of the Prospect Hill Plantation in Jefferson County, Mississippi. For the past several years preservationists have watched in alarm at the...
Southwest Regional Director Jim Walker Examining the site

Saving an Ancestral Puebloan site: Manzanares Pueblo

Preserving this endangered archaeological site has been a long term project for the Conservancy. Your gift of $25, $50, $100 or more for the Preservation Fund designated for Manzanares Pueblo will make such a...
Jackson Flat Utah

Jackson Flat Reservoir (Utah)

Jackson Flat Reservoir was constructed to store irrigation water for Kane County Water Conservancy users. Before the reservoir was built, archaeologists from HRA Inc. and other organizations excavated 10 prehistoric sites in the construction...
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...
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Preserving Steel Earthworks (Ohio)

Summer 2015 The Conservancy is working to acquire the Steel Earthworks, its sixth large Hopewell preserve in south-central Ohio, the heartland of the Hopewell culture. From about 100 B.C. to A.D. 500, the Hopewell produced...
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...

Help Save A Chaco Outlier: Meet the Holmes Group Site

The Holmes Group Project is your chance to help preserve an endangered Chaco outlier archaeological site. Join us! Share the excitement of protecting this phenomenal piece of America’s Heritage. Without your support, the ancient...
All incised bird-effigy pipe. This is one of several effigy pipes found at the site of Queen Esther's Town.

Queen Esther’s Town (Pennsylvania)

The Queen Esther’s Town Preserve is located in Milan in northeast Pennsylvania. The site, which is more than 92 acres, sits along an expansive floodplain near the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chemung Rivers....