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...
Jug handles give Meyer pottery its distinctive character. Photo: Jim Walker/The Archaeological Conservancy.

Meyer Pottery Kiln (Texas)

After emigrating from Germany to Texas in 1884, William Meyer began working in a pottery workshop in Bexar County. After marrying the daughter of a fellow worker, Meyer and his new father-in-law, Franz Schultz,...
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...

Learn more about Leonard Rockshelter in our next Virtual Lecture!

Join us on April 21 at 5 pm MDT as our Great Basin Archaeologist Sara Sturtz presents "A Natural and Cultural History of Leonard Rockshelter in Nevada." In the last of our Spring Lecture Series, Archaeologist...

Conservancy Announces Acquisition of the Flint Mine Hill Archaeological Site in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2021 Media Contract: Kelley Berliner, Eastern Regional Director (301) 682-6359 | tac.eastern@gmail.com Frederick, Maryland | After years of negotiations between multiple parties, the Archaeological Conservancy is pleased to announce the acquisition of the...
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...

Help Save A Chaco Outlier: Meet the Holmes Group Site

The Holmes Group Project is your chance to help preserve an endangered Chaco outlier archaeological site. Join us! Share the excitement of protecting this phenomenal piece of America’s Heritage. Without your support, the ancient...

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...
The mound in the background and Western Regional Director Cory Wilkins on the left, avocational archaeologists Don Hendricks in the middle, and Western Field Representative Deanna Commons on the right.

Update West: Preserving a Legacy of Water in the Desert at Mound Spring Site,...

The Western Region recently acquired the remaining portion of the Mound Spring Site in Pahrump, Nevada.    The mound is bisected by a property line that basically splits it in half.  The Conservancy acquired the...
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...