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COVER: Scientists who have studied the 8,500-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man have come to a number of conclusions about him. This sculpted bust, for example, is their interpretation of what he looked like.

Winter 2014

The recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Winter 2014, is now available. COVER: Scientists who have studied the 8,500-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man have come to a number of conclusions about him. This sculpted bust, for...
Archaeologists David Sandrock and Bo Nelson clean the bottom of an excavation unit. The lines scratched into the unit wall help show different layers in the sediments. Credit: Michael Amador, TxDOT

The Road To Prehistory

Winter 2015: By Elizabeth Lunday. U.S. Highway 175 emerges from the sprawl of Dallas, shaking off the suburbs as it stretches southeast. Just beyond the city of Athens, this four-lane highway narrows to two lanes....
Corey Village and the Cayuga World, Book Cover.

Book Review – Corey Village and the Cayuga World: Implications from Archaeology and...

Corey Village and the Cayuga World:  Implications from Archaeology and Beyond Edited by Jack Rossen (Syracuse University Press, 2015; 388 pgs., illus., $40 cloth; SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu) The Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, originally consisted of five tribes—the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga,...
Viva La Belle: Reconstructing La Salle's Ship.

Spring 2015 is Here

The recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Spring 2015 , is now available. COVER: Peter Fix (foreground) and Jim Bruseth reassemble the hull timbers of La Belle, the ship of the French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sier...
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...

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...

WINTER 2019 | The Threat Of Climate Change

The following is an article excerpt from the Winter 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Tamara Jager Stewart With sea levels and temperatures rising, permafrost...
The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in the lives of Chacoans. CREDIT: James Q. Jacobs

American Archaeology Summer 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in...

American Archaeology Winter 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Winter 2018-19, is now available! COVER: These are three of the amazing items discovered by archaeologists who excavated Key Marco in southwest Florida in 1896. These...

American Archaeology Magazine: 10 Most Interesting Stories Of 2015

American Archaeology Magazines' Top 10 Articles Of 2015 The end of the year is a time for, among other things, top 10 lists. Here, in no particular order, is my list of the 10 most...