After a rain, historic and prehistoric pottery, as well as stone tools from various time periods, washed into piles on the site’s surface. Photo The Archaeological Conservancy.

Chickasawba: Where Beautiful Pottery was produced

Chickasawba (Arkansas) Located in the northeastern corner of Arkansas, Chickasawba is a large site believed to have originally consisted of three mounds arranged around a plaza area, and three other, smaller mounds, located on the...
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the exact location of Catechna, an 18th-century Tuscarora settlement, eluded historians and scholars who relied on historical documents to find the site.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...
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....
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...
It’s thought that the springhouse could have once served as a private fort.

Expanding Ebbert Spring Site preserve that spans Paleo-Indian to 19th Century

In 2010 the Conservancy negotiated an agreement with a real estate developer to acquire a 3.4-acre parcel of land in the center of a large industrial development in Antrim Township in south-central Pennsylvania. The...
Mark Michel, the president of the Conservancy, walks behind an excavated masonry room. Credit: Jim Walker/The Archaeological Conservancy.

A Glimpse of The Zuni: Tinaja Pueblo

Tinaja Pueblo (New Mexico) The Conservancy recently acquired Tinaja Pueblo, a proto-Zuni site located near the foothills of the Zuni Mountains in the El Morro Valley of northwestern New Mexico. Named after the nearby abandoned...
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...
A reconstructed polychrome bowl recovered from the Kipp Ruin. Photo The Archaeological Conservancy.

Kipp Ruin (New Mexico)

The Conservancy was gifted an 80-acre parcel containing the Kipp Ruin, a multi-component prehistoric community located on the floodplain of the Mimbres River,  in Southwest New Mexico. The site was first recorded by archaeologists...
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...
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...