McCarty Mound, an unusual Woodland Period Mound, Lies in East St. Louis

McCarty Mound (Illinois)

The American Bottom is located across the Mississippi River from Saint Louis, Missouri, and it’s the largest expanse of floodplain on the river. Though it has a long history of human occupation, it’s been...

Ja Mar Site

Ja Mar (Massachusetts) The Ja Mar site is located along the Nemasket River in historic Middleborough, Massachusetts. It was occupied from the Middle Archaic to the Late Woodland period, and around A.D. 1400 it...
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...

IN THE NEWS | Learn more about the Saturday opening of Ebbert Spring Archaeological...

Published on July 30, 2019 by Joyce Nowell at The Herald Mail Media: PENNSYLVANIA — Nestled amongst the Greencastle-Antrim area’s commercial and industrial boom is the community’s newest historical feature — one that will give...
The pueblo is now a grass-covered rubble mound that contains about sixty rooms. Credit: Chaz Evans/The Archaeological Conservancy.

Preserving An Ancestral Zuni Village: Amity Pueblo (New Mexico)

The upper Little Colorado River region of northeastern Arizona has a rich archaeological heritage with hundreds, if not thousands, of Ancestral Puebloan sites. This area is described by the Zuni people as an “umbilical...
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...
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...
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...

Smith Family Preserve Prepares for Fall Opening

The Smith’s Family Preserve completed the installation of their information kiosk on March 30.  The project was completed through the combined efforts of generous donors, volunteers, schools, and government agencies. The Preserve would like thank...

Learn more about Fort Parker

A recent article published by the Livingston Enterprise, explores Crow tribal history at Fort Parker, a site acquired by the Archaeological Conservancy in 2016.  Read the full article by Joseph Bullington here. From the article: Photo...