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...

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,...
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...
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...

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,...
Various pipe bowl fragments were also found at Shelby. Credit: DOUGLAS J. PERRELLI, ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

A Remarkable Earthwork Preserved: Shelby Fort

Shelby (New York) The Conservancy has entered into an agreement to acquire a portion of the Shelby site, located in the Town of Shelby in Orleans County, New York. The site, also known as...
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...
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...
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Watch the 2nd 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 latest virtual tour to Pueblo San Marcos...

Take a Virtual Tour of Wells Petroglyph Preserve!

Episode 4 of our Virtual Tour Video Series is Available Now! Our latest Virtual Tour Video we are taking you on a unique and informative tour of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve in northern New Mexico,...