Learn More about the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project

Learn more about the Archaeological Conservancy site, Wells Petroglyph Preserve in the recent article published by the Albuquerque Journal.  Read the article HERE. From the article: Amanda Fox, guide and Mesa Prieta Tour and Outreach Coordinator,...
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...
This fragment of a trumpet-style pipe was found at the site. Courtesy Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Footer (New York)

There are oral traditions that recount the history of the alliance of the Haudenosaunee, or the League of the Iroquois, but how its formation is manifested in the archaeological record is much more difficult...
The eight-foot-high Perthshire Mound is covered by trees. Credit: Archaeological Conservancy.

A Vestige of The Late Archaic: Perthshire Mound (Mississippi)

The Perthshire Mound site, named for the community in Mississippi in which it’s located, was first officially recorded in 1940. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the site and no sketch map from this...
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...
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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...
Small Mississippian-style arrow points have been found around Taylor Mound. Credit: The Archaeological Conservancy.

Taylor Mound (Mississippi)

Taylor Mound is largely a mystery. It hasn’t been professionally excavated, so all that’s known about it is that it stands approximately ten-feet tall and it’s surrounded by a midden that stretches for an...
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...

PRESS RELEASE | Ebbert Springs announces grand opening

PENNSYLVANIA - The Archaeological Conservancy’s Eastern Office is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Ebbert Spring Archaeological Preserve and Heritage Park. This park will be the culmination of years of effort by...
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...