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Close-up of Rock Art Figure with Bow and Arrow from Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Photo Courtesy David Sucec.

Spring 2015 Additional Images Online Gallery

Explore our newest online feature our additional Images gallery! Each Issue of American Archaeology Magazine we get way too many wonderful images to fit into the magazine. Now we have a chance to share...

Cultivation, Cooperation, and Conflict | American Archaeology

Researchers are studying the connections between early plant domestication and changing patterns of settlement and conflict during the Middle Holocene.  By Julian Smith This is an article excerpt from the Summer 2020 edition of American Archaeology...
Portland State University and Bureau of Land Management archaeologists work at Port Clarence, where frequent looting took place. Credit: Shelby Anderson

Artifacts For Sale

Spring 2016: By Julian Smith. When Shelby Anderson of Portland State University arrived at Port Clarence in western Alaska to conduct an archaeological survey in 2013, she was astonished at what she found. The narrow...
These fragments of German stoneware tankards were discovered in the stone-walled cellar. They date to the early-to-mid 1700s.Credit: Neill De Paoli .

Life On The Northern Frontier

2015: By Wayne Curtis. A few yards from an immaculately-maintained late-18th-century Georgian house in southern Maine is an equally immaculate hole in the ground, its edges as precise as if cut with a miter saw....
The remnants of Fort Stedman at Petersburg National Battlefield are seen here. Confederate forces captured this Union fort in the early morning of March 25, 1865, only to have Union soldiers reclaim it a few hours later.Credit: Buddy Secor.

Summer Travel: A Tour Of Civil War Battlefields

SUMMER 2017: By Paula Neely. By 1860, after decades of discord between northern and southern states over economic policies, state’s rights, and the role of slavery, the United States had become a divided nation. Southern...
A drone captured its own shadow while photographing a large petroglyph boulder in northeast Arizona. Credit: Rupestrian CyberServices

Here Come The Drones

Fall 2015: By David Malakoff. When Mike Searcy is in the field, he likes to get a bird’s-eye picture of his study area. “That means I’m teetering on top of a ladder or climbing up...

Winter 2015 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, WINTER 2015 , is now available. COVER: Researchers stabilize a drill in preparation of coring an ice patch. They core the patches to see their internal structures,...

Examining The Salado Phenomenon | American Archaeology

By Tamara Jager Stewart For decades archaeologists have sought to understand what they refer to as the Salado Phenomenon, which occurred between roughly A.D. 1275 and 1450 in what is now south-central Arizona and southwestern...
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Summer 2014

The cover of past issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Summer 2014 Cover Photo: A Native American holds an elaborate pipe in this mid-19th century illustration by the noted artist Karl Bodmer. Photo Credit: Rare Books Division, The New...

SPRING 2020 | Aviation Archaeology Takes Flight

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 David Malakoff “It was the most horrible thing I have...