Rancho along the Rio: preserving Spanish Colonial culture in northern New Mexico

Southwest Region  | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Camino Real Site is located in a remote region south of Santa Fe near the Santa Fe River.  The site contains the ruins of a Spanish Colonial...
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...
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...
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...
Jim Walker, Southwest Regional Director, stands in what archaeologist suspect is one of two large great kivas on the site.

Donation made of significant Chaco Site: Now Saved the Dein Ruin

Albuquerque, New Mexico – March 1, 2018 – The Archaeological Conservancy recently acquired the Dein Ruin near Aztec, New Mexico. This significant early twelfth-century archaeological site sits on a rocky terrace overlooking Aztec Ruins...

Junction Group (Ohio)

On March 18, 2014 the Conservancy attended a public auction in Chillicothe, OH with the hope of acquiring the Junction Group earthworks site. After having learned that the land would be available for sale...
In spring and summer, the Mount Bayou Mound is almost completely obscured by the thick growth of the Louisiana riverine environment. Credit:JESSICA CRAWFORD

The Mystery Of Mount Bayou Mound

Mount Bayou Mound (Louisiana)   Site Saved with POINT-6 Emergency Preservation Funds! Donate! Each donation will be matched dollar for dollar! The area in east-central Louisiana, where the Mount Bayou Mound is located, is characterized by...
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...
After the welcome, guest were treated to musician William Ross, a student in Jackson State University’s Classical Music Program, playing “Amazing Grace.” (Photo H.P. Lail Photography)

The Importance of Prospect Hill Plantation Crosses International Borders

A Recent in-depth article in the Guardian on the Prospect Hill Plantation, preserved & protected by The Archaeological Conservancy and lovingly overseen and cared for by our Southeast Regional Director Jessica Crawford, highlights the...

IN THE NEWS | Butler Co. residents hoping to preserve land of ancient Hopewell...

Published on September 13, 2019 by Alexa Helwig from WKRC News in Ohio: HAMILTON, Ohio  | A sacred piece of land is up for sale in Butler County, and the community is trying to preserve...