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These ceramic figurines were recovered from the site.

Ancient Urbanites

Winter 2014: Ancient Urbanites By Lizzie Wade  It was the rainy season in central Mexico and David Carballo was sweeping the stone floor, trying to clear away the dust before it had a chance to turn...

Book Review: Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio

Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio: More than Mounds and Geometric Earthworks By Mark J. Lynott (Oxbow Books, 2015; 288 pgs., illus., $32 paper; www.amazon.com) When Europeans first encountered the great earthen mounds and geometric earthworks of southern...
COVER: Researchers carefully position a 3-D scanner on the fragile steps of Copán’s Hieroglyphic Stairway. The scans are used to reproduce the stairway. Credit: Barbara Fash

The 3D Past Reproduced

Spring 2018: By Elizabeth Lunday. In 1885, when British scholar Alfred Percival Maudslay and his wife Anne Cary Morris Maudslay first explored the ruins of the Maya city Copán, Morris Maudslay described the unexcavated site...
Jarrod Trombley excavates sediments in the ancient ditch that marks the outer edge of the Great Circle.

A Hopewell Woodhenge

Winter 2014 A Hopewell Woodhenge By Dave Ghose Two excavators dug a long, narrow trench in the flat, vacant landscape. They were part of a small crew that worked quietly in an unremarkable patch of the...

SPRING 2020 | A Zest For Maya Archaeology

The following is an article excerpt from the Spring 2020 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Tamara Jager Stewart With the passing of Michael Coe at...

SUMMER 2019 | Spirituality And Big Data

The following is an article excerpt from the Summer 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full issue!  By Gayle Keck Cover Photo: This small ceramic jar from Cahokia is...
A full-size, seaworthy replica of HMS Endeavour is based at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sidney. Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum.

The Search For A Legendary Ship

Fall 2016: By Alexandra Witze. The bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, is a dim and murky place. Sunlight filtering through the seawater illuminates only five, maybe ten feet of the landscape ahead. But occasionally,...
A team of archaeologists and volunteers excavate the site in March. Credit: Mütter Research Institute

Whistling Past The Historic Graveyard

Winter 2017: By Tamara Jager Stewart. On January 26, 2017, Kimberlee Moran, the director of forensic science at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey, and Anna Dhody, a forensic anthropologist and director of the Mütter Research...
Getting ready for the final photos of the excavation pit at the Paleo through Archaic period Wakulla Springs Lodge site.

Sneak Peak: 15,000 Year-Old Pre-Clovis at Wakulla Springs

Fall 2018 Sneak Peek By Tamara Jager Stewart. 15,000 Year-Old Pre-Clovis Sites Cluster at Wakulla Springs, Florida         Are These Evidence of Mastodon Kill Sites? Great to see old friend and Paleo-Indian archaeologist Dr. Andy Hemmings as I...

FALL 2019 | The Omnipresence Of Telepresence

The following is an article excerpt from the Fall 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By David Malakoff One evening this past May, maritime archaeologist Michael...