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,...
Portuguese Bench Preserve, California

Portuguese Bench (California)

The Portuguese Bench site is a prehistoric village nestled on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in southeastern California. The site contains an extensive midden deposit that was excavated from 1983...
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...
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...
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...

🎉Join us for our final Virtual Lecture of the year!

Don't miss our final Virtual Lecture of 2021 as we co-host an event with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, our research partner at Haynie Archaeological Preserve in southern Colorado!  ⭐ REGISTER ON ZOOM WEBINARS HERE.  The Haynie...
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...
In spring and summer, the Mount Bayou Mound is almost completely obscured by the thick growth of the Louisiana riverine environment. Credit:JESSICA CRAWFORD

The Mystery Of Mount Bayou Mound

Mount Bayou Mound (Louisiana)   Site Saved with POINT-6 Emergency Preservation Funds! Donate! Each donation will be matched dollar for dollar! The area in east-central Louisiana, where the Mount Bayou Mound is located, is characterized by...
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....

Routine Maintenance at Stallings Island Preserve

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | Our Regional Offices put in a lot of hard work to maintain our 550 national preserves.  Site maintenance can include regular mowing, stabilization work, and installing No Trespassing signs, surveillance cameras,...