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...
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....
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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...
This longhouse was exposed during excavations directed by William Ritchie and Robert Funk in the 1960s.

Garoga (New York)

The Garoga site is perched on a hilltop overlooking Caroga Creek, a meandering tributary of the Mohawk River. Also referred to as Garogo, or Castle Hill, it contains the remains of a 16th-century Mohawk...

The Archaeological Conservancy’s recent California acquisitions | Part 2: Simone Mound

Simone Mound was one of the last undeveloped parcels in a growing residential area. The acquisition and preservation of this unique California mound site offers future researchers a rare opportunity to understand ancient Bay...

Students help in protecting ancient rock art at Smith’s Family Preserve

A recent article published by the San Antonio Express News, discusses the importance of student volunteers in preserving the ancient rock art sites at Smith's Family Preserve, owned by the Archaeological Conservancy.  Read the...
This chert biface tool was found at the site.

Siemer (California)

Last winter the Siemer family contacted the Conservancy about buying their property in northeast California. The Siemers own 300 acres that are located on the south-central edge of Big Valley and border the Modoc...
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...

IN THE NEWS | Museum of Idaho offers tour to Wasden-Croft Archaeological Preserve

Published on August 19, 2019 by Adam Forsgren from EastIdahoNews.com: IDAHO FALLS | The Museum of Idaho is gearing up to take local ancient history lovers on a trip to explore a local archaeological site. The...
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...