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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Potter Mound

Potter Mound (Arkansas)

Potter Mound is located on the Little River in the northeast portion of the state. This area is dense with mound sites, most of which date to the Parkin Phase (approximately A.D. 1350 to...