Learn more about Leonard Rockshelter in our next Virtual Lecture!

Join us on April 21 at 5 pm MDT as our Great Basin Archaeologist Sara Sturtz presents "A Natural and Cultural History of Leonard Rockshelter in Nevada." In the last of our Spring Lecture Series, Archaeologist...
The mound in the background and Western Regional Director Cory Wilkins on the left, avocational archaeologists Don Hendricks in the middle, and Western Field Representative Deanna Commons on the right.

Update West: Preserving a Legacy of Water in the Desert at Mound Spring Site,...

The Western Region recently acquired the remaining portion of the Mound Spring Site in Pahrump, Nevada.    The mound is bisected by a property line that basically splits it in half.  The Conservancy acquired the...

Big Pond Furnace featured at the Maryland Iron Festival

The Conservancy's Big Pond Furnace Preserve was recently featured in this short video during the recent Maryland Iron Festival held on May 22 and 23.  Eastern Regional Director Kelley Berliner and Andre Weltman, Chairman...
Elizabeth Irwin of the University of Alabama Museums, Jessica Crawford, Southeast regional director for the Conservancy, Matt Gage, director of the Office of the University of Alabama Museums, and Howell Poole, Jr., president of the Bank of Moundville, discuss the significance of the Asphalt Company Mound during a recent site visit.

Asphalt Company Mound (Alabama)

The Black Warrior River Valley in west central Alabama is literally covered with prehistoric mound sites. The largest, most impressive and most well-known of these is the Moundville site, which sits on the Black...
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...
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...
A collection of points discovered at the 8,700-year-old Woodhaven site. Credit Garth L. Baldwin.

Woodhaven (Washington)

In June of 2013, the Conservancy’s Western Regional Director Cory Wilkins, and President Mark Michel met in northern Washington with representatives of the Stillaguamish Tribe to discuss collaborating to preserve the tribe’s ancestral lands....
These Late Woodland stemmed points were found in the fields around both mounds of Sally Warren Mounds.

Sally Warren Mounds (Louisiana)

According to Louisiana state site files, the Sally Warren Mounds consist of “a large rectangular shaped mound” known as Mound A, and a “conical shaped burial mound” known as Mound B. Their presumed function...

PRESS RELEASE | The Archaeological Conservancy acquires a portion of the Bull Brook II...

The site was generously donated by Christopher Conley and Candace Christianson. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ipswich, Massachusetts | A 2-acre property containing a portion of the Bull Brook II archaeological site is now permanently preserved. The site,...
The Yorktown Enclosure survives within an isolated wood lot surrounded by agricultural fields that are being developed for commercial purposes.

Yorktown (Indiana)

The Conservancy has obtained the Yorktown Enclosure, a 2,000-year-old prehistoric earthwork in east-central Indiana. The earthwork was acquired from Larry New, a Muncie, Indiana, real estate developer, as a bargain-sale-to-charity, for only $20,000. The...