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...
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 specialized hoe shows signs of extensive wear.

Davis (New Mexico)

The Davis Ranch, which is located north of Quemado, in west-central New Mexico, is one-square mile in size and contains five separate prehistoric sites.  Tom Davis is donating five pieces of land that contain...
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Preserving Steel Earthworks (Ohio)

Summer 2015 The Conservancy is working to acquire the Steel Earthworks, its sixth large Hopewell preserve in south-central Ohio, the heartland of the Hopewell culture. From about 100 B.C. to A.D. 500, the Hopewell produced...
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...
All incised bird-effigy pipe. This is one of several effigy pipes found at the site of Queen Esther's Town.

Queen Esther’s Town (Pennsylvania)

The Queen Esther’s Town Preserve is located in Milan in northeast Pennsylvania. The site, which is more than 92 acres, sits along an expansive floodplain near the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chemung Rivers....
These Late Woodland stemmed points were found in the fields around both mounds of Sally Warren Mounds.

Sally Warren Mounds (Louisiana)

According to Louisiana state site files, the Sally Warren Mounds consist of “a large rectangular shaped mound” known as Mound A, and a “conical shaped burial mound” known as Mound B. Their presumed function...
Blockhouse 8 is seen in the foreground of this scale model of Fort Greenville.

Fort Greenville (Ohio)

 General Anthony Wayne was an important figure during the early formation of the American military. He led troops against the British during the American Revolution and was appointed commander-in-chief of the United States Army...
This longhouse was exposed during excavations directed by William Ritchie and Robert Funk in the 1960s.

Garoga (New York)

The Garoga site is perched on a hilltop overlooking Caroga Creek, a meandering tributary of the Mohawk River. Also referred to as Garogo, or Castle Hill, it contains the remains of a 16th-century Mohawk...
A reconstructed pot recovered from a Swift Creek burial mound.

Bird Hammock (Florida)

The Conservancy recently acquired the first of three tracts of an important site near the city of Tallahassee, in northwest Florida. The Bird Hammock site is a multi-component site consisting of two burial mounds...