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...
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Watch the First Episode of our Virtual Tour Video Series

Take a guided tour of our preserves from the comfort of your living room in our new Virtual Tour Video Series! We are excited to take you on our first virtual tour to Arroyo Hondo Pueblo led...
Cashie pottery sherds and projectile points recovered from the site.

Koon’s Landing (North Carolina)

For decades the exact location of Catechna, an 18th-century Tuscarora settlement, eluded historians and scholars who relied on historical documents to find the site. Conflicting information and differing interpretations of historical maps had led...

Don’t miss our Virtual Lecture on March 10!

Join us on March 10 at 5 pm MDT as our Southeastern Regional Director Jessica Crawford presents "Preserving a Prehistoric City Beneath a Modern Town: The Archaeological Conservancy’s Troyville Preserve." From about AD 400 to...
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....
Vintage photo of Big Pond Furnace

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...
The circular earthwork is located in a wooded area. Archaeologists don’t know what purpose earthworks served.

Dingfelder Circle Earthworks (Pennsylvania)

The Dingfelder Circle, an earthen enclosure in Corry, Pennsylvania, that’s about two-feet high and roughly 200 feet in diameter, has been on the Conservancy’s radar for a very long time and is now finally...
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...

PRESS RELEASE | Smith Family Preserve Announces Fall Tour Schedule

UTAH - The Smith Family Archaeological Preserve, located on the western shore of Utah Lake south of Saratoga Springs, will be offering public tours this fall beginning September 7.   Preserve volunteers will conduct fall...
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...